The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are the global community’s response to the urgent economic, social and environmental problems facing the world today, from climate change to global poverty and inequality. The 17 SDG’s set out a bold vision for achieving a more sustainable world by the year 2030.
Ireland has a particular interest in the SDG’s. It is worth noting that our former Ambassador to the UN, Mr David Donoghue, acted as co-facilitator to the intergovernmental negotiations through which the Goals were agreed.
In March 2017, Coalition 2030 was formally launched as an alliance of over 100 civil society organisations working in Ireland, and across the developing world for the realisation of all 17 SDG’s by the year 2030. Presentation Sisters are one of these active organisations.
Launch of the National Implementation Plan 2018-2020 for SDG’s
On 26th April 2018, the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) will host the launch of the Irish Agenda 2030 National Implementation Plan 2018-2020 by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten.
This Plan sets out how the Irish Government will implement the SDG’s in Ireland, and support countries around the world to do the same, particularly through the work of Irish Aid (Ireland’s programme for overseas development). The Minister will discuss how this Plan provides for a ‘whole-of-government response’ to the SDG’s while at the same time addressing the need to raise public awareness and engagement with them.
You can book to attend using the form on this web site link: Launch of SDG’s National Development Plan 2018-2020 or through Facebook Page link HERE.
To find out more about the SDG’s see our website page link to: The SDG’s can end poverty and the ‘tag SDG’s’ (on our home page) for other material.
See also link to the recently created Facebook page: Presentation-Sisters-Justice-Desk-for-Ireland-England
Note: The IIEA is Ireland’s leading think tank on European and International affairs. It is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status.