Afri’s goal is the promotion of global justice and peace, and the reduction of poverty; this includes, but is not limited to, the progressive reduction of global militarisation, and responding to the threat of climate change, corporate control of resources and water, and interference with food sovereignty.
The question of how this organisational goal may be achieved is obviously a complicated one. Issues of how the policies of the ‘great powers’ might be altered and of how global institutions might be reformed arise. As Irish citizens and as members of Irish civil society, Afri believes that our primary responsibility and our chief opportunity for action lie with matters Irish, not least ensuring the inclusion of a Southern perspective in Irish discourse. This refers to how the policies of the Irish state and activities taking place within the Irish economy impact on the people of the global South. Ensuring that Ireland contributes to the promotion of global justice and peace, the reduction of global poverty, and the progressive reduction of global militarisation, and the promotion of sustainable solutions, is Afri’s strategic objective
Afri is a member of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, Dochas, Act Now on 2015, IDEA (Irish Development Education Association) and the International Peace Bureau. Our Patrons include Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday.