UN announces High-Level Panel on the future of Development Cooperation

01 august 2012

Irish NGOs call for stronger voice of people living in poverty On 31 July, UN Secretary General announced the membership, and the mandate, of a new “High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda”. This panel of experts is to advise the UN on t... Read more

Upcoming Irish EU Presidency is unique opportunity to lead the EU, say Irish NGOs

17 may 2012

EU is a good example of international cooperation to promote global development In a submission to the Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs, Ireland’s development NGOs called for greater public debate about Ireland’s position in key Europea... Read more

As we celebrate ‘Europe Day’, Irish NGOs call on EU to take decisive action on global poverty

09 may 2012

May 9 marks the day of annual celebration of Robert Schuman’s proposal for the creation of a unified Europe. ‘Europe Day’ marks the day when European nations chose to see their future in cooperation and economic and political integration.  Read more

Irish NGOs welcome positive findings about EU aid

27 april 2012

Two reports this week praise European overseas aid, but warn of need to improve institutional set-up The members of Dóchas have welcomed two recent reports documenting recent improvements in the European Commission’s (EC) external assistance programm... Read more

Ireland must keep its promise to strengthen aid commitment, say NGOs

04 april 2012

The latest statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), published today, show that Ireland reduced its spending on official development assistance (ODA) by 3.1% in 2011. Commenting on this review, Ireland’s overse... Read more

Aid is an Investment in our common future, say NGOs

01 march 2012

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. Read more

National dialogue needed on future development priorities, say Irish NGOs

24 january 2012

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.   Read more