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Young people invited to apply for chance to represent Ireland at UN

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 18:00

Applications close June 27th

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) – which represents organisations working with over 380,000 young people nationwide – is calling on young people aged 18 to 25 from around Ireland to apply to become Ireland’s UN Youth Delegate for 2017/2018.

The United Nations Youth Delegate Programme, coordinated in Ireland by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will see two young people join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations in New York in September and October 2017 and February 2018.

Valerie Duffy of the NYCI explained: “We are looking for applicants from all around the country, so I would encourage any young people aged 18 to 25 to apply for this amazing opportunity to represent Ireland at the highest international level, and to work on important issues including immigration and the new Sustainable Development Goals. Young people in Ireland have a vital role to play in shaping the Sustainable Development Goals, and they are part of the first generation that can end extreme poverty and fix climate change.

“If you, or a young person you know, think you have what it takes to be Ireland's next UN Youth Ambassador you have until June 27th to apply.”

Those interested can find out more and apply on

Daniel Meister, Communications Manager at NYCI on 087 781 4903, 01-478 4122 or e-mail


National Youth Council of Ireland

NYCI is a membership-led umbrella organisation that represents and supports the interests of voluntary youth organisations and uses its collective experience to act on issues that impact on young people.