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Just Forests makes a Submission to the Review of Ireland's Foreign Policy and External Relations

Irish Woodworkers for Africa, T/A Just Forests welcomes the public consultation and call for submissions for the Review of Ireland's Foreign Policy and External Relations.

4th February 2014

Just Forests makes a Submission to the Review of Ireland's Foreign Policy and External Relations

 

The key points in our submission are:

The development education sector in Ireland plays a leading role nationally and in European development education. IDEA members represent a spectrum of civil society and NGO actors. The sector has been recognized by European colleagues as a strong example of good practice in development education.


Just Forests wishes the review to take due regard of:
• Ireland’s role in the escalating international trade in wildlife/ivory/rhino horn that has been linked to international terrorism ...more
• Ireland’s role in the international trade in timber and wood-based products – from tropical-temperate and boreal regions which is also linked to armed conflict
• Ireland’s role in the global corporate governance of multinationals responsible for tax fraud ...more
• The need to link our foreign policy with the requirements of fair, sustainable and equitable international trade ...more
• Just Forests support the DOCHAS call to government for a ‘rights-based‘ and ‘whole of Government’ approach to the fight against global poverty ...more
• Just Forests concerns that ‘increasing prioritisation of Irish commercial interests in Africa may run counter to its “Ireland and Africa“ emphasis on’, “building local systems and the capability to deliver local solutions”.
• Just Forests fully supports the submission by the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA).

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What they say in the papers about the Foreign Policy review

Sunday, January 26th, 2014: Irish Times article by Paul Gillespie  'Foreign policy review a good opportunity for citizens to raise issues of concern' on the importance of this review

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014: Irish Examiner article by Hans Zomer  'Future of world is in our hands' on Ireland's foreign policy

 

See also: Monbiot.com

February 4, 2014: Just Forests' submission is available for download
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.documentJust Forests submission to the Foreign Policy Consultation.docx (121.85 KB)
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