President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins at the 2016 Irish Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals at Croke Park hosted by Dóchas
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President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins gave a keynote speech at the 2016 Irish Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals at Croke Park yesterday, hosted by Dóchas, the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations.
International and domestic NGOs, government representatives, environmental groups, activists, civil society and private sector organisations all convened for the 2016 Irish Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This follows a major global agreement by world leaders who signed up to these goals in 2015 through negotiations which were co-chaired by Ireland. The Summit looked at how the Irish government and civil society can play its role in achieving these goals – to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change in Ireland and around the world by the year 2030. The Summit had particular relevance to the ongoing migrant crisis and tackling the root causes– poverty, inequality, conflict and climate change. Photo: Peter Houlihan
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