a symposium to mark
European Year of Development 2015
2015 is European Year of Development and Kerry One World Centre, with Kerry County Council LA21 support, organised a half day symposium in the ITT Tralee on Feb 20th 2015 to mark the year and stimulate debate locally on sustainable development.
Contributing speakers: Ms. Aisling Sharkey, Head of Social Sciences Department, (ITT); Robert Carey (NEKD); Micheal O’Coileain (KCC); Dr. Colm O’Doherty (ITT) ; Feidhlim O’Seasnain (ECO-UNESCO); Johnny Sheehan (Dochas); moderator: Sean Lyons.
European Year of Development 2015 was launched in Ireland by President Michael D. Higgins on January 22nd in Dublin Castle. The EU is the biggest donor of official development assistance (ODA). More than a decade ago the world committed to the Millennium Development Goals which included targets such as eradicating extreme hunger and poverty, reducing child mortality, achieving universal primary education, environmental sustainability & other very important goals.
2015 was the deadline for these targets to be achieved. Whilst much work has been done towards these goals, much remains to do and 2015 is the year for taking stock and discussing what has been achieved and what still needs to be done to enable a more just world both locally and globally. We secured esteemed speakers with much expertise who provided an interesting symposium with much food for thought.
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