At a hearing of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, representatives of Ireland’s Development NGOs called on the Government to consider overseas aid as an investment in our own future.
Meeting today, the Board of Dóchas, the umbrella group of Ireland’s Development NGOs, urged the Government to use Ireland’s 2013 Presidency of the European Union to set new priorities for international efforts to eradicate poverty and inequality.
Irish NGOs today welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to significantly increase overseas aid from 2014 onwards.
On 7 December, the Commission formally adopted its budget proposals, setting out European priorities for the 2014-2020 period.
As commemorations for World AIDS Day 2011 begin, members of Dochas, the umbrella group of Irish Development NGOs, welcome significant progress in the fight against HIV and AIDS over the past 30 years. NGOs acknowledge that better prevention programme... Read more
EU policies are continuing to seriously undermine rights in developing countries, says a new report published by the confederation of European development NGOs: CONCORD.
The report, entitled ‘Spotlight on EU Policy Coherence for Development’ being la... Read more