Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (129)

Bríd Smith

Ceist:

129. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the arrangements made for equality monitoring in the running of the rapid response roster and the election observation roster; and if arrangements for appeal from disabled applicants to the rosters will be considered under public statutory equality duty. [7874/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

In relation to the volunteer rosters maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the public sector equality and human rights duty, I refer the Deputy to the response to Parliamentary Question Number 124 of 12 February 2019.

Parliamentary Question Numbers 124 of 12 February 2019 and 58 of 7 February 2019 observe that the forthcoming launch of a new White Paper on international development presents an opportunity to review Ireland's Volunteering Initiative to ensure that it keeps pace with the evolving discourse on volunteering for development, and also with the development of best practice on promoting equality and diversity at home and abroad.