UNICEF – UN Sec Gen Ban Ki-Moon

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UNICEF Ireland Youth Ambassadors host historic meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

Ireland’s youngest citizens advocate for children’s rights to be placed at the heart of a new global agenda

Seven UNICEF Ireland Youth Ambassadors met with the UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon to advocate for the protection of children’s rights. Attending an interactive youth event hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs, the young people raised their concerns on issues including climate change, education and direct provision. The event was also attended by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and rugby player, Donncha O’Callaghan and UNICEF High Profile Supporter and actor, Evanna Lynch.

World leaders are currently negotiating a series of Sustainable Development Goals, setting out a roadmap for human progress over the next 15 years. These new global targets will drive investment and action in virtually every country on earth, touching millions of lives. As co-chair of the international negotiations, Ireland is playing a pivotal role in defining the sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years. UNICEF Ireland, together with their youth ambassadors, is calling for children’s rights to be placed at the heart of a new global agenda.

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