Minister Liz O'Donnell to launch new Ireland Aid logo
Liz O'Donnell, T.D. Minister for Overseas Development and Human Rights will announce a new look and name for the Government's Overseas Development programme, with the launch of the Ireland Aid logo on Thursday morning, at 9.30am, 28th October 1999, at the National Forum on Development Aid in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. The new logo is designed to emphasise the official character of the programme, and to strengthen its visibility with the public. The Minister will also open an exhibition about the programme which will go on to tour public libraries, starting with the Ilac Centre library in Dublin.
The Department of Foreign Affairs established the National Forum on Development Aid in 1993 to provide a platform for discussion with NGOs and other interested groups on Irish development aid policies and broader development cooperation issues. It is expected that there will be over 200 delegates attending the Forum. This year is the 25th anniversary of the Ireland Aid programme and to mark the event, the theme of this, the 6th National Development Forum, will focus on ‘Ireland Aid - the Next 25 Years.'
The keynote address at the Forum will be given by Mr. Bernard Wood, former Director of Development Cooperation, OECD, Paris.