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Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Election Monitoring Missions (6 Dec 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: International election observation missions play an important role in the promotion of democracy and human rights. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade aims to ensure that, when requested, Ireland is represented at an appropriate level on international election observation missions. Irish observers participate primarily in missions organised by the European Union or the Organisation...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Foreign Conflicts (5 Dec 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: South Sudan continues to endure a terrible humanitarian crisis, primarily the consequence of conflict. I am deeply concerned by the continued high level of violence, and by reports of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, which perpetuate the crisis and impact negatively on its scale. The current conflict began in 2013 and has had devastating consequences for...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: International Agreements (4 Dec 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: I propose to take Questions Nos. 119 and 126 together. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration will be adopted at the UN Intergovernmental Conference which will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, on 10-11 December next. The Compact, though non-binding and respectful of national sovereignty, provides a strong framework for global cooperation on migration in line...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Conflict Resolution (4 Dec 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: I propose to take Questions Nos. 122, 129 and 130 together. South Sudan continues to endure a terrible humanitarian crisis, primarily the consequence of conflict. I am deeply concerned by the continued high level of violence, and by reports of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, which perpetuate the crisis and impact negatively on its scale. The current...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Humanitarian Aid Provision (29 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: I propose to take Questions Nos. 54 and 55 together. South Sudan continues to endure a terrible humanitarian crisis, primarily the consequence of conflict. I am deeply concerned by the continued high level of violence, and by reports of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, which perpetuate the crisis and impact negatively on its scale. The current conflict...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Foreign Conflicts (27 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: I propose to take Questions Nos. 115 to 119, inclusive, and 123 to 128, inclusive, together. South Sudan continues to endure a terrible humanitarian crisis, primarily the consequence of conflict. I am deeply concerned by the continued high level of violence, and by reports of violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, which perpetuate the crisis and impact negatively...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Humanitarian Aid Provision (27 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: I remain extremely concerned by the appalling humanitarian situation in Yemen, where over 22 million people require some form of assistance. Ireland has provided almost €16.5 million in direct humanitarian assistance to Yemen since 2012. This includes over €4 million in 2018 principally channelled through the UN’s Yemen Humanitarian Fund - Ireland is one of the top...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Development Aid (27 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: Ireland’s policy for international development sets out our longstanding commitment to strengthening health systems, reducing maternal and infant mortality and overcoming the HIV epidemic in developing countries. The organisation in question has been an important partner for Ireland’s official development assistance programme, Irish Aid, since 2003. That partnership is...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Climate Change Adaptation Plans (27 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: Failure to address climate change will seriously affect all countries. Already, vulnerable people and communities in the least developed countries, in particular women and children, are struggling to cope with the consequences of erratic weather patterns. Additionally, an increasing number of severe weather events is putting response systems and communities under strain. Through...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Humanitarian Aid Provision (22 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: South Sudan continues to endure an ongoing crisis, in large part the consequence of civil war. Since the most recent outbreak of conflict in 2015, over 50,000 people have been killed and more than 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. On 12 September last, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, signed a peace agreement with the opposition. While this peace agreement...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights (20 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: ‘The Global Island: Ireland’s Foreign Policy For Changing World’ states clearly that: “We are committed to promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals, who continue to suffer disproportionate levels of violence and face systemic discrimination in many countries.” There is no situation in which a...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Humanitarian Aid (20 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: The number and complexity of humanitarian crises globally has increased in recent years, with the UN estimating that over 130 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance and protection. Conflict is the most significant driver of this increased need. Ireland prioritises the provision of needs based, principled humanitarian aid to high profile humanitarian crises such as...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Development Aid (20 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: In June 2018 the Taoiseach launched Global Ireland, a plan to double Ireland’s global impact by 2025. Among other things, the Government committed to publishing a White Paper on Ireland’s International Development Cooperation and to delivering 0.7% of GNI to Official Development Assistance by 2030. The public consultation for the new White Paper on international development...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Development Aid Expenditure (20 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: For 2019, the Government has allocated almost €817 million for Official Development Assistance (ODA). This level of allocation represents an increase of approximately €110 million – or 16% on the revised 2018 budget allocation. Of this, €544.9 million will be managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, whose Vote 27 – International Co-operation...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Development Aid Expenditure (20 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: For 2019, the Government has allocated almost €817 million for Official Development Assistance (ODA). This level of allocation represents an increase of approximately €110 million – or 16% on the revised 2018 budget allocation. Of this, €544.9 million will be managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, whose Vote 27 – International Co-operation...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Election Monitoring Missions (20 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: I refer the Deputy to responses to the following related parliamentary questions, namely Question 43 of 11 October 2018, Question 36 of 9 October 2018, and Question 70 of 7 September 2018. International election monitoring missions play an important role in the promotion of democracy and human rights. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade maintains a roster of observers for election...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Election Monitoring Missions (20 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: I refer the Deputy to related parliamentary questions on this matter Question 71 of 7 September 2018, Question 138 of 10 July 2018, Questions 167 of 4 July 2018, Questions 167 and 172 of 25 October 2017, Questions 357 and 358 of 13 December 2016, Question 243 of 2 November 2016, Questions 157 and 158 of 20 October 2016, and Questions 335, 336 and 337 of 14 June 2016. International...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Overseas Development Aid (20 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: I propose to take Questions Nos. 162, 163 and 165 together. The Government is strongly committed to Ireland’s overseas development assistance programme, and to its place at the heart of our foreign policy. Ireland’s development assistance programme is focused on delivering our goals of reducing poverty and hunger, promoting inclusive and sustainable growth and building more...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Humanitarian Aid Provision (20 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: In 2017, over 95 million people were affected by disasters linked to natural hazards worldwide; over 9,000 people directly lost their lives; and economic losses from major disaster events were estimated at almost US$335 billion. Climate change, together with poverty and poor environmental management, means that an increasing number of countries, in particular developing countries, are...

Written Answers — Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Human Rights (20 Nov 2018)

Ciarán Cannon: I remain deeply concerned by the threat to peace and security represented by armed groups such as Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab, whose brutal attacks on civilian populations, particularly women and girls, the Government consistently condemns. Ireland works bilaterally and as an EU Member State, as well as with UN partners to promote peace and security in areas affected by the armed groups. The...

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