What is the Ireland’s Policy for Development?
Ireland’s key policy for International Development is One World, One Future. As a leading country in the fight against poverty, Ireland’s Aid Policy focuses on 3 main areas: reduced hunger, stronger resilience; inclusive and sustainable economic growth; and better governance, human rights and accountability.
What is ‘Sustainable Development?’
‘Sustainable Development’ is a form of development which is able to support the needs of people today in a way that does not harm the abilities of future generations to meet their own needs.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a group of 17 different goals established in 2015, set up as a target to put an end to inequality and injustice, an end to extreme poverty, and as an aim to fix climate change for all. Adopted on a global scale by the 193 UN member states, the Sustainable Development Goals are a universal set of indicators which all UN members will follow when framing their development agendas over the next 15 years.
What is Children In Crossfire doing about SDG’s?
As a non-governmental development organisation, Children in Crossfire is committed to working towards all Sustainable Development Goals, however, in particular, we place our emphasis on Goal 4- “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning”.
Working along with our partner organisations, we actively work towards the goal that “by 2030 all girls and boys will have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education” (SDG 4.2).
With a focus on ‘school readiness,’ we aim to ensure that not only are children given the necessary requirements to attend school but also that these schools are equipped with all the necessary resources needed to provide these children with a good quality education.
Through focusing on development education, we aim to ensure that “by 2030, all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development” (SDG 4.7). Working with a number of schools throughout the UK and Ireland, we support both teachers and students and help them to explore the ways in which they can create a fairer and more compassionate world.
A look at the Sustainable Development Goals
Video from the United Nations Foundation.