Liberties College students contribute to YOUth Summit: Peace, Justice and the Sustainable Development Goals.
- December 11, 2017
- Posted by: ebow
- Category: Student Life
Students from the Youth & Community Studies course in Liberties College recently attended the YOUth Summit held in the Aviva Stadium. This was organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Concern as part of One World Week.Students from the Youth & Community Studies course in Liberties College recently attended the YOUth Summit held in the Aviva Stadium. This was organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and Concern as part of One World Week.
In July 2018, Ireland will report to the United Nations on the progress we are making on these issues at national and international levels at a meeting in New York. Ireland’s two UN Youth Delegates are creating a report of young people’s opinions on key issues affecting them from a personal, local, national, and global perspective This report will go to Government, policy makers and leaders in Ireland, Europe, and UN in 2018 and will help to inform the Irish reporting on SDGs progress from a youth perspective. This Summit gave young people an opportunity to discuss issues and provide feedback to this report thus ensuring their voice will be heard.
Liberties College students brought their own energy to the occasion and their tutor, Dermot O Brien received very positive feedback from a number of facilitators about their contributions and the value of their presence on the day. They were very inspired by some of the young people who spoke on the day and there was a sense amongst the group that they too could be on that stage in the future. Some commented that they would love to improve their public speaking skills and noted how the college staff help and encourage them when they are creating videos and making oral presentations in front of the class.