The National Youth Council of Ireland, together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are delighted to announce the call for applications for the United Nations Youth Delegate Programme for Ireland 2019 – 2020 which will support two young people (one male and one female) aged between 18-25 years (on June 8th 2019) to join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations in New York in September/October 2019 and January/March 2020 (Dates TBC).APP
Young people are empowered to be active global citizens contributing to building a world of justice, equity, and dignity.
The UN Youth Delegates are supported to be agents of change through active engagement in the United Nations.
- To directly involve young people from Ireland in the international development policy and decision-making agenda;
- To hear and include the voice of young people on development and global citizenship issues at local, national, and international levels;
- To promote development and youth policies among young people in Ireland;
- To familiarise young people in Ireland with global development issues and opportunities for involvement they have in this regard;
- To support global citizenship activities and development initiatives in Ireland.
This is the fourth year that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has sponsored the UN Youth Delegate Programme in partnership with NYCI.
In previous years, Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates have worked with young people at home and abroad to bring the issues that matter most to them to national and international attention. UN Youth Delegates have worked closely with DFAT staff and have accompanied the Tánaiste and Ministers of State to events to help ensure that the voice of young people is heard.
Some of the events have included
- UN General Assembly Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates have addressed the Third Committee at the UN General Assembly in New York on issues affecting young people.
- UN High Level Political Forum
- UN Commission on the Status of Women
- Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law Forum
- European Youth Forum
- UN Commission for Social Development and ECOSOC Youth Forum
- Web Summit
- BT Young Scientist Exhibition
- Find out more and apply before May 19th