Today, David Stanton, Minister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration will visit the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB) to celebrate the Institute's official signing of the Diversity Charter Ireland.
"In order to ensure a society that is fair for everyone, we need to go beyond the minimum standards provided for through legislation, and embrace diversity by enabling a broad range of people with varied talents and experiences contribute to their fullest. This is the core value of this charter," commented Minister Stanton. "While diversity must be celebrated, we also need policies and procedures in place to ensure all staff and students are valued, respected and treated fairly irrespective of their age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, religion or any other personal characteristics."
With a population including students from 55 different countries, diversity is part of the DNA of ITB. By becoming an official part of the Diversity Charter Ireland, ITB will ensure that its principles are thoroughly embedded across the organisation's policies and procedures.