Global Youth Work
Global Youth Work is good youth work.
The aim is to explore a young person’s role in their local community and in a globalised world.
NYCI responds to the need for Global Youth Work through the Youth2030 Programme. Youth 2030 is a Global Youth Work (GYW) and Development Education (DE) programme funded by Irish Aid, which strives to increase the integration, quality, and spread of global youth work and development education in non-formal youth work education, organisations, and projects. Global Youth work explores global issues with young people (poverty, inequality, hunger, injustice, and climate change, among others) through acknowledgment of their role in the local community, as well as their connection to the broader, globalised world.
Global Youth Work (GYW) Programmes:
Youth Delegate Programmes
Each year, two UN Youth Delegates are chosen to form part of Ireland’s official delegation to the United Nations General Assembly. Additionally, one Climate Youth Delegate is selected as an official Irish delegate to the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC.
Meet the Team
‘Youth 2030’, the National Programme for Global Youth Work and Development Education, is a partnership between the National Youth Council of Ireland and Irish Aid.
The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is working in consortia with Concern Worldwide, Maynooth University, and Trócaire to deliver global youth work and development education in the youth sector.