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Thoughts from NGO networkers; working together to end world poverty.

On this blog, we post regular thoughts and opinions, based on our experiences as staff of Dóchas. We want to use this blog to start discussions on topics, and the views expressed are those of the authors, and not necessarily of Dóchas or its member organisations.








Why Committing to Overseas Aid is a Commitment to a Shared Future

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07 july 2015

By Hans Zomer In his article in the Sunday Times on the 5th July Conor Brady called on the nation to ‘remember who we are and commit to overseas aid’.   Read more

#PopeForPlanet

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30 june 2015

Fiona Coyle, Dóchas Programme Officer, gives her thoughts on the Papal Encyclical. Read more

Irish NGOs Visit EU Institutions

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24 june 2015

Dóchas members are acutely aware that, if they want to achieve their long-term objectives, they need the help of others. With this in mind, a delegation of Irish NGOs visited "the corridors of power" of the European Union. The trip was facilitated by... Read more

Don’t like an NGO ad? – Do something about it!

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23 june 2015

What can you do if you feel that an Irish organisation is over-simplifying or deliberately misrepresenting the situation in a developing country? Simple: you have the right to let them know you are not happy! And here's how to go about it: Read more

The UN, Global Poverty and 'The Vision Thing'

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08 june 2015

Previously published at The Huffington Post UK. This week, the United Nations gave us a sneak preview of a new global agreement to address poverty, inequality and climate change. The so-called "Zero Draft" document is the result of many months of di... Read more

European Parliament calls on EU countries to deliver aid promises within 5 years

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25 may 2015

The European Parliament has called on member states to honour their promise of dedicating 0.7% of gross national product to development aid by 2020. Read more