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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.








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

Irish NGOs write to Government calling for more action on Development Finance

author: 
Media
03 march 2015

“This year the international community will make critical decisions in three processes that will shape the future of our planet and of human kind. The outcomes of these three processes and summits will have an impact on the lives of millions people... Read more

Volunteering can make you a happier person

author: 
comms
02 march 2015

  A new study has shown that people who volunteer are happier with life, less stressed, less likely to feel burnt out and more satisfied with their work life balance.  Read more

Everything you wanted to know about the “Sustainable Development Goals” but were afraid to ask

author: 
comms
19 february 2015

  The countdown has begun. In a few months, the member states of the United Nations are set to agree a new global agreement on how to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, including poverty, inequality and environmental destruction.    Read more

Will Ireland support a new global agreement on overseas aid?

author: 
comms
06 february 2015

In July, UN member states will meet in Addis Ababa to find a global agreement on how to finance "sustainable development" over the next 15 years. Read more