The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is calling on young people aged 18 to 25 from across Ireland to apply to become Ireland’s UN Youth Delegate for 2023/2024.
The United Nations Youth Delegate Programme, coordinated in Ireland by NYCI with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs, will see two young people join Ireland’s delegation to the United Nations. The two successful young people will have the opportunity to take part in several intergovernmental conferences both in-person and online in New York, Geneva, and other countries as the Programme allows.
Valerie Duffy, NYCI’s Global Youth Work Programme Manager, explains: “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. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work collaboratively on the world’s most pressing issues. 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 Delegate, you have until May 26th to apply”
The Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence, Micheál Martin TD, said of the UN Youth Delegate Programme: “I’m very pleased that the Department of Foreign Affairs are once again working with the National Youth Council of Ireland on the UN Youth Delegate Programme. It is vital that the voices of young people are heard and reflected in Ireland’s work at the United Nations, and the Youth Delegate Programme provides an opportunity for young people to engage directly in our work.”