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Minister Mr David Stanton T.D. visits ITB to Celebrate Official Signing of Diversity Charter Ireland

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07/03/2017 15:37:23

ITB Diversity Charter


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.

Minister Stanton will meet privately with the President and representatives from the Institute's Senior Management Group, the Governing Body and the Student's Union before addressing staff, students and guests in the Institute's Learning and Innovation Centre (The LINC) to acknowledge the Institute's public statement of their commitment to improve equality and diversity amongst the organisation.



"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.

"By signing the Diversity Charter Ireland, ITB can share and learn from other members to continue to improve diversity and equality in the workplace, to create a culture that promotes respect for others, and ultimately, to further prepare our students for working in a global, and increasingly diverse world," said Dr. Diarmuid O'Callaghan, President of ITB. "As ITB strives to become part of a Technological University, with a focus on transformation by 2019, we all need to play our part in making the charter a reality at ITB".




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