We at ChildFund Ireland are delighted with the news that Ireland has been appointed to lead the negotiations for the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Ireland and Kenya were jointly appointed last weekend by the UN General Assembly to co-facilitate negotiations, which will agree a new set of global development goals for adoption at a summit of world leaders in New York in September 2015. The new goals will set targets for the eradication of global poverty and hunger along with targets for addressing other global issues such as climate change, human rights, health and education. Ireland’s role will be led by the Ambassador to the United Nations, David Donoghue. You can read the full statement from the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade here.
Michael Kiely, CEO of ChildFund Ireland, said: “This is great news for Ireland, and a vindication of the strong role that Ireland has played in the Post-2015 discussions to date. It is also a reminder that the issues at stake in 2015 are really important for anyone working towards a better, fairer world.”
Through our global campaign Free from Violence and Exploitation, ChildFund has been advocating for the Post 2015 goals to include keeping all children in the world free from violence and exploitation. If you agree that children must be protected, please sign our petition!