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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.








The Sustainable Development Goals: an invitation to radical change?

author: 
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

author: 
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

author: 
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

NGO reactions to the Mediterranean migrant crisis

author: 
comms
23 april 2015

An overview of Dóchas member statements on the crisis Read more

What if a latte could save a life?

author: 
Media
08 april 2015

A guest blog post by Michael Nee on the power to do substantial, quantifiable good in the world by pledging a percentage of income Read more

The space for civil society in the Sustainable Development Goals negotiations

author: 
Media
30 march 2015

Guest blog by James O'Brien* Just when you think the Post-2015 process has simplified into one streamlined process, it reveals itself to have new and challenging depths, complexities and acronyms. Things became a little clearer in January. We know th... Read more