Sunday 4 December 2016

Will Ireland really have the courage to help eradicate poverty by 2030?

Jim Clarken, CEO Oxfam

Published 25/09/2015 | 18:42

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York REUTERS/Mike Segar
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York REUTERS/Mike Segar

This week the Taoiseach joined 153 world leaders in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The ambitious global goals, if properly implemented, could eradicate poverty, address the creeping destruction of climate change, achieve gender equality and end hunger by 2030. 

This is not just about the “over there”, the parts of the world we associate with people trapped by grinding poverty, with the cards stacked against them in every way imaginable.

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