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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.








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

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Media
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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Media
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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Media
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

The Sustainable Development Goals: an invitation to radical change?

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Media
21 may 2015

For some time now, Dóchas has been involved in discussions with governments and NGOs about a new set of global "Sustainable Development Goals". These new Goals will set the parameters for international decision-making in the next 15 years, and will r... Read more

Latin American and Caribbean civil society organisations call for equality, rights and democratic participation for the peoples of Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean

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Media
21 may 2015

On the 19 & 20th March this year,  Latin American and Caribbean civil society organisations  issued a “ Brussels Declaration”  calling for equality, rights and democratic partcipation in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The declaration wa... Read more

7 reasons why ‘overseas aid’ is important for Ireland’s future

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Media
05 may 2015

There is plenty of evidence that international aid is making huge differences for millions of people around the world. UN and OECD reports show that aid from Ireland is helping to scale-up local efforts to save lives, educate children, develop liveli... Read more

Nepal Earthquake: Lessons learnt from responding to earthquakes

On Saturday 25 April 2015, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck the Himalayan nation of Nepal, killing over 3,000 people, destroying homes and buildings across the country and setting off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Read more