2015 is a very special year!
In the EU it is the European Year for Develpoment and on global scale, it is the year of major UN Summits which tackle the #EndPoverty challenge (Sustainable Development Summit in September and Climate Summit in December)!
On 25th September, world leaders met in New York & adopted 17 new global goals. These 17 goals have the potential to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change. #EndPoverty Day 2015 will be a an important day to promote them.
So, in 2015, we are making the #EndPoverty Day an #EndPoverty Month!
Let’s start to mark and celebrate our commitments on 17 September and build the momentum until 17 October!
Here are the events of this month of mobilisation:
17 September: Let’s discover the World Best News – Look for this very special newspaper prepared by Dochas
24 September: Just before the adoption of the 17 goals, let’s #LightTheWay to a better future for People and Planet – Happening on the Dublin Millennium Bridge at 8pm
16 October: Meet Robert Walker from Oxford University, author of The Shame of Poverty – Event organised in partnership with The Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) and the School of Social Work & Social Policy, TCD – At the Innovation Academy, TCD from 12.00noon to 2pm. Book now here!
16 October: Candlelight Vigil to mark World Food Day and #EndPoverty Day – From 7pm to 7.30pm at the Famine Statues, Custom House Quay, Dublin