The World We Want position paper launched » World We Want. Last week, Irish NGOs launched The World We Want ‘manifesto’.
The event took place in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle and, also in attendance were EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva and Minister for Development & Trade Joe Costello TD. ‘The World We Want: the Opportunity of the Irish EU Presidency’ sets out a clear vision for how the EU, as the largest economic region and aid donor, can use its international role to end global poverty and climate change. Some of the vital areas for action set out in our manifesto are tackling global poverty, ending hunger and malnutrition, finding long-term solutions to vulnerability including conflict, and ensuring that the new post-2015 global development framework is equality-proofed and human rights-proofed. At the launch, Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland’s CEO and Chairperson of Dóchas, said that our next targets in this framework must be ‘zero poverty’. He also pointed out that, Going my way? Basing the Post-2015 Development Framework on Programmes That Work.
Basing the Post-2015 Development Framework on Programmes That Work 24/10/2012 at 4:25 pm The discussions about the priorities for Development Cooperation for the period after 2015 – by which time the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be achieved – are beginning in earnest.
Barely a week goes by without a new initiative springing up, aiming to promote reflection or discussion about what we have learned from the past and what should be our common priorities in the fight against hunger. And that is a very good thing. Time to have your say: What World Do You Want? Time to have your say: What World Do You Want?
24/08/2012 at 11:40 am Rahm Emanuel once famously said that you never want a serious crisis go to waste. And you already know that we are going through a serious crisis, both at home and across the world. So the question is, what good can come out of this crisis? The truth is, that we’re not sure. It is more and more evident that “business as usual” is not working for us – not for people, and not for the planet. “A Trinity of Opportunities” In our view, 2013 is the year where we can come up with our vision of the alternative: Ireland needs to come up with a new national development strategy, after the death of the Celtic Tiger, and it’s model of “development as unlimited growth of consumption.” Now is the time: Speak Out! These unique opportunities mean that it is time for a nation-wide debate about the type of “Development” we want to see, in Ireland, and by extension, in the world. But most of all, we would like to hear from you!
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The World We Want: 2015. A Public Forum on “The Privatization of the Post-2015 Development AgendaIssues and Challenges in Partnerships with the ‘Private Sector’” 8 April 2014, 1:15 – 2:45 PM 2nd Floor Conference Room, UN Church Center “Partnerships” for sustainable development are increasingly being promoted as a major, if not the primary, enabler for the implementation of the successor international sustainable development goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.
However, a growing number of civil society groups warn against a partnerships approach that places primary emphasis on enticing private sector partiipation and investments as this risks reinforcing the corporate capture of the post-2015 agenda. This one-and-a-half hour Public Forum seeks to provide critical perspectives on the major issues and challenges associated with partnerships with the “private sector” for sustainable development.
OECD – Your Better Life Index. Why the MDGs or SDGs? Formal UN & EU processes.