Ambassador of Ireland, Lesley Ní Bhriain, said: “Concern, Trócaire and GOAL are well placed to implement this essential response work in Sierra Leone, which will help around 400,000 people.”
The competition is for young people who want to change the world and believe games are a way to do this.
"Good health allows children to learn and adults to earn, helps people escape from poverty, and provides the basis for long-term economic development."
“Rural revitalization is timely, achievable, and, most important, critical to ending hunger and malnutrition in just over a decade” – Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute.
The badge was inspired by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
The summit is part of One World Week, a week of youth-led awareness-raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.
The new policy should focus on Ireland’s contribution to building a more equal, peaceful and sustainable world.
“2016 saw the scale of humanitarian need in the world reach record levels with over 130 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Ireland is committed to providing humanitarian assistance to ease the plight of civilians caught up in conflicts and natural disasters,” - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D.
"Missionaries have always had the unique foresight and commitment to target the world’s most difficult challenges" - Heydi Foster, CEO of Misean Cara.
Tributes to winner Colette Nkunda of Misean Cara for her contribution to development and sustainability.
Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly closed with member organisations agreeing to adopt a vision of 'One Human Family, Caring for Creation'.