Posted on January 22, 2015
David Joyce, Congress
David Joyce, International Development and Equality Officer, Congress
David Joyce, Congress Equality Officer
President Michael D Higgins was guest of honour at the Irish launch of the European Year for Development (EYD) in Dublin Castle, which was an appropriate way to mark this potentially critical year – for trade unions and wider society alike.
Over the course of 2015 two United Nations summits will effectively define the parameters for future international policy making:
- In September, the UN will agree new goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a new ‘Sustainable Development Framework’ – to tackle poverty, inequality and environmental destruction,
- In December, the Climate Change Summit in Paris will set new climate action targets, to replace the Kyoto Protocol.
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