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Minister Costello highlights results at the launch of the Irish Aid Annual Report

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Minister Costello at Launch of 2013 Irish Aid Report with volunteer

Minister Joe Costello, TD, launched the 2013 Irish Aid Annual Report, which sets out the results achieved by Ireland’s international development programme, Irish Aid.

 

On Thursday 3rd July, Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, launched the 2013 Irish Aid Annual Report, which sets out the results achieved by Ireland’s international development programme, Irish Aid.

Speaking at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, Minister Costello said:

“2013 was a significant year for Irish Aid and the Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.

“We are internationally recognised as one of the most effective and responsive aid programmes globally, particularly for our work on tackling hunger. Our aid is working, as evidenced by the very positive results highlighted in this report.

“During 2013, many countries, including Syria, Iraq, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan, continued to face significant challenges as a result of natural disaster, conflict and under-development. Irish Aid responded quickly and effectively to minimise the terrible toll on communities and families – providing over €94 million for shelter materials, clean water, food and other emergency supplies.

“The Hunger Nutrition and Climate Justice Conference we hosted in Dublin Castle in April 2013 on the interlinked themes of hunger, nutrition and climate justice brought together global policy makers and grassroots representatives of communities to discuss these critical challenges.

“The Government’s new policy entitled One World, One Future, which was launched in May, will inform and direct our International Development activities over the coming years.

“During our EU Presidency in 2013, Ireland succeeded in brokering an agreed EU position on the crucial international negotiations which led to a new framework to guide all our development efforts from 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals expire.”

Read the full Irish Aid report.

Among the results highlighted in the 2013 Annual Report are:

 

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Press Office

3 July 2014

 

Notes for the editor:

Further results: