President Michael D. Higgins kicked off the programme of events for the European Year for Development in Ireland on January 22nd where he delivered an inspirational speech.
To date, young people through NYCI members have met with Amina Mohammed, special advisor to Ban Ki-moon, on the new sustainable development goals.
See some photos from that meeting with Amina Mohammed here:
We also held a Thunderclap! https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/20628-young-people-unite-for-change
NYCI has worked with Dochas to raise awareness and enagement of young people in development and environmental issues during the European Year for Development.
Additional media coverage is available via www.dochas.ie and #EYD2015 and here: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/ireland-can-play-key-role-in-global-sustainability-panel-hears-1.2076060
Irish MEPs have expressed their views too: http://dochas.ie/sites/default/files/meps-visions-websize.pdf
All this and…it’s only January!!