- Democracy delayed is democracy denied, says Youth Council
- Disappointed at unnecessary delay, but the #VoteAt16 campaign goes on
NYCI represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.
- March 29, 2017 - 8:15pm
- March 29, 2017 - 11:30am
- Up to 126,000 young people aged 16 and 17 could vote in the 2019 Local and European Elections
- Arguments first used to disenfranchise women now being used against youth
- Scotland: all major political parties now support votes at 16
- March 1, 2017 - 4:15pm
Ireland can be a leader in one of the most important turning points in modern history
Coalition 2030—an alliance of over 100 leading civil society organisations working in Ireland and across the developing world—have said that Ireland is in a unique position to play a leadership role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. They were speaking at an event today (1st March 2017) at the Mansion House in Dublin to mark the formal launch of the group.
- February 16, 2017 - 9:15pm
Youth Council welcomes statement from Minister McEntee in support of Bill
Business interests must not trump wellbeing of our young people, says Council
Twelve young people (aged 20 – 26) from diverse cultural backgrounds from Ireland and Lebanon are working together in Beirut, Lebanon for one week from the 3rd to 10th of February. They will explore the nature of conflict transformation in their own lives and develop a video based educational resource pack to be used in peer-training workshops in youth work settings.
- January 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) needs to be inclusive, ECOSOC meeting told.
Inclusion must be at the heart of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. That’s the message from Samantha O'Brien O'Reilly from Kells, County Meath, one of Ireland’s UN Youth Delegates for 2017.
“If you don’t ask who is not represented at the table, regardless of how noble your intentions, you go against the spirit of the SDGs,” Ms O'Brien O'Reilly told a high level meeting at the United Nations in New York.