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Minister Sherlock launches the National Report on Global Education in Ireland

Minister Sherlock launches the National Report on Global Education in Ireland

Report commends longstanding commitment of Irish Aid to Development Education

The Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion, and North South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, today launched the National Report on Global Education in Ireland.

The Report contains perspective recommendations for strengthening Development Education in Ireland, as well as informing the next Irish Aid Development Education Strategy.

Increasing awareness in Ireland of the rapidly changing, interdependent and unequal world in which we live is a key component in Irish Aid’s goal to tackle global poverty and injustice, to promote peace and democracy and to safeguard human rights.

The Report acknowledges the rich history, traditions, experience and skills evident in Development Education in Ireland. It also commends the strong and longstanding commitment of Irish Aid, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders to Development Education.

Minister Sherlock spoke of the value of the report to everyone in Ireland who is committed to the promotion of Development Education:

‘’Development Education is an area of special interest for me and I am keenly aware of the work being done to engage the coming generation who will take up the fight against global hunger, poverty and injustice.

“I am confident that the GENE Report will help us to enhance and strengthen Development Education in the future and to build the capacity of the Development Education community in Ireland.”

The launch was also addressed by Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation at the Department of Education and Skills, Damien English, whose presence was welcomed by Minister Sherlock who commended the strong emphasis on cooperation and collaboration between their two departments in this area.

ENDS
Press Office
24 November 2015