The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit

Global Village on tonight at the later time 9pm

  • The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit is taking place in Istanbul next week. This is a global call to action by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The Irish delegation will include President Higgins and the CEOs of some of our largest aid agencies.

         Joining Dil, 

         Dominic MacSorley, CEO Concern Worldwide, 

         Pat Gibbons, Director of UCD Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA), 

         Reiseal Ni Cheilleachair, Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy Adviser with Trócaire.

  • Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum. The chair of marriage equality and former co-director of the yes equality campaign, Grainne Healy joins Dil to talk about the campaign, the result and life a year on. Her book Ireland Says Yes: The Inside Story of How the Vote for Marriage Equality Was Won, by Gráinne Healy, Brian Sheehan & Noel Whelan is available to buy now.
  • The Green Ribbon, Ireland’s mental health awareness campaign runs for the whole month of May. See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and 90 partner organisations are rolling out the nationwide campaign to simply get people talking openly about mental health problems. For more information go to John Sanders and Laura Louise Condell from See Change will be on the programme.