The Global Solidarity Development Education Project

The Global Solidarity Development Education programme was established in 2008 and over this time we have trained close to 100 Global Solidarity champions within our affiliates, produced a range of resources and raised awareness amongst our members of the plight of workers around the world.

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Congress at International Labour Conference 2018

Issued on June 06, 2018

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David Joyce addressing ILC 2018

David Joyce and Patricia King attended the 107th ILO International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva (28 May - 8th June). 

You can read his blog in advance of the conference here - since updated with some reflections

Mr Joyce delivered a speech to the plenary on June 6th. 

President Higgins addressed the conference on 7th June.  

Patricia King participated in the World of Work Summit on 7th June and posed a question to a panel of experts on the links between decent work and peace and resilience.

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9th GLOBAL SOLIDARITY SUMMER SCHOOL

Issued on September 04, 2017

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Cover image for Summer School Programme design 2017

9 th GLOBAL SOLIDARITY SUMMER SCHOOL

30/31 August 2017 - Wexford - “Building Global Solidarity in challenging times

80 delegates from across the island gathered in Wexford 30/31st August 2017 to discuss how Irish Trade Unions could influence global affairs and act in solidarity with workers struggles across the globe. (Pics here )

The opening Address was delivered by Sheila Nunan, Congress President and this was followed by an introductory session where unions summarised their work in global solidarity, including:

There was a session on Ireland’s treatment of Asylum Seekers which included inputs by:  

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Congress at International Labour Conference 2017

Issued on June 14, 2017

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Congress was represented at the 106th International Labour Conference (ILC) by David Joyce (Congress Equality and International Development Officer) and Ethel Buckley (SIPTU and Congress Executive Council member).

Significantly, the conference saw the election of the Government of Ireland to the ILO Governing Body for the first time.

Press release and full text of speech of Mr Joyce to the plenary session is available here and you can watch the speech below and Audio from the ILO website here

 

 

 

Just Transition Conference

Issued on May 11, 2017

Conference organised by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee of Congress to examine the implications of a Just Transition for the energy sector in Ireland and internationally. Conference heard the perspective of trade unions, employers, the government, the environmental pillar and the view form abroad.

Conference programme here

Press release for seminar here

Minister Naughton's speech here

Speech by Adrian Kane, Chair of Congress Energy and Natural Resources Committee here

Brian Kohler's presentation is available here

Speech by Friends of the Earth Director, Oisin Coghlan here

ITUC Just Transition Centre here

ILO Guidelines for Just Transition

Working in a Cganging Climate - The ILO Green Initiative

SIPTU leaflet on Just Transition here

IMPACT Just Transition report

Coalition 2030 launch March 1st 2017

Issued on March 01, 2017

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ALLIANCE OF OVER 100 LEADING CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS CALL FOR NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON AMBITIOUS GLOBAL TARGETS TO END HUNGER, CLIMATE CHANGE AND INEQUALITY

1 March 2017

Ireland can be a leader in one of the most important turning points in modern history

Coalition 2030—an alliance of over 100 leading civil society organisations working in Ireland and across the developing world—have said that Ireland is in a unique position to play a leadership role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. They were speaking at an event today (1st March 2017) at the Mansion House in Dublin to mark the formal launch of the group.

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