Have you ever broken a promise?

by | Jul 2, 2015 | Justice Archive, Trócaire, ZZ_All

A Trócaire video highlighting the fact that Ireland broke its promise to spend 0.7% of national income on overseas aid.

Don’t let the Irish Government continue to break its promise to the world’s poorest people on your behalf.

source – http://www.trocaire.org/blog

In 2000, Ireland made a promise to the world’s poorest people to spend 0.7% of national income on overseas aid. We promised that the target would be met by 2007, but this was broken. The deadline was then deferred to 2012 and finally to 2015.

However, in early 2014 the Government announced that Ireland would, once again, break its promise. Today the Irish Government spends less than 0.4% of national income on overseas aid, which is around 40 cent in every €100.

2015 is a landmark year in the global fight against poverty, with a number of upcoming international summits aimed at creating a more just and sustainable world. From the 13th-16th July, UN member states, including Ireland, will meet in Addis Ababa to agree a global agreement on how to finance sustainable development. For more information on why this conference matters, read our June 2015 Briefing Paper on the Addis Accord.


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