European Year for Development: Worlds Best News Day

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 17 Sep 2015
Time: All Day
Europe Direct Centre: Letterkenny Library
Location: All libraries

Event Description

The World’s Best News is an online and hardcopy news service that puts positive news from developing countries in the spotlight. It tells people about the positive stories of hope and change happening in many developing countries and illustrates that the world is, slowly, becoming a better place.
In Ireland, the World’s Best News is collated by Dóchas, the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations.
This year the World’s Best News Day is being organised across Europe as part of activities to mark the European Year for Development 2015.
We believe 2015 is the year to celebrate the power of ordinary people to make a real difference locally and globally. We want to change the way people in Ireland think about, talk about, and act on global issues – and telling positive human stories of development is a key part of this.
We are building momentum towards the UN Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals which takes place from 25th-27th September in New York and the UN Climate Change summit in Paris in December, which will agree climate action targets that will replace the Kyoto Agreement.
These summits will have consequences for Ireland’s own development in a number of policy areas, including energy, transport, agriculture and environment. We believe, therefore, that people in Ireland should be aware of the importance of these summits and that everyone should have a say in what sustainable development means and what we can achieve for Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future.
On Thursday 17 September, EDIC LDonegal and Gaeltacht mobilised to spread the positive news of development, handing out the World’s Best News newspaper to all libraries and Taobh Tíre Points in Donegal. 200 newspapers were distributed..