Speaking from the launch of 'A Better World' this morning at the Sustainable Development Goals Unit in University College Dublin, he said: “Ireland’s new development policy sets a direction with a bold and ambitious agenda that will directly and positively impact the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people.
“A better world, one where children aren’t dying needlessly from hunger, where families aren’t forced into decades of displacement by conflict will require a monumental shift of resources, energy and engagement where the needs are greatest.
"Conflict, hunger and climate change are destroying lives and livelihoods, and undermining global progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
"Now more than ever, as commitments to principled, untied aid are under threat, we need to recognise that to really make a difference, we need to be present and working alongside those living in extreme poverty in countries like Central African Republic, Chad and South Sudan.
“There is a moral imperative to build a better world and future for all. Ireland has an important role to play and our collective contribution makes a difference in the lives of those furthest behind."
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