The Worlds Best News for the European Year of Development

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 17 Sep 2015
Time: All Day
Europe Direct Centre: Portlaoise Library
Location: Mountmellick Library

Event Description

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 Mountmellick Europe Direct in association with Dóchas and Irish Aid are  delighted to be involved in the launch of The World’s Best News newspaper 2015 as part of the European Year of Development. Free newspapers will be on hand with stories of positive change and hope from September 17th.

The World’s Best News is an initiative which brings together stories of positive change from around the world. It shows that there are people everywhere who are making a difference, and are empowering others to do the same. Around the world every day there is progress taking place. Extreme poverty has been halved in the past 15 years, 91% of children in developing countries are now enrolled in school, and girls and boys now have unprecedented levels of equality when it comes to education. These are just some of the good news facts that never seem to make the mainstream news agenda.

On September 17th The World’s Best News newspaper will be launched by Dóchas and it will be available in locations around the country. Hundreds of people will take to the streets to spread the positive news that development is working, and to celebrate that things are getting better, and that there is hope for the future. The world has set a challenge to itself – to eliminate extreme poverty by the year 2030. Though this may seem like an incredible task ahead, if we look at how far we have come, we can feel confident that we must keep going, that we must keep fighting for what is right, for happier, healthier lives for people all over the world, for global justice, the end to inequality, and a better future for the planet. Dóchas means ‘hope’ and that’s just what this is all about. Hope.

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