UNRIC in Ireland to mark the International Day of Peace.

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Panel at CineOnu in Dublin, Ireland

Addressing Irish civil society

As part of the series “Why Development Matters?” organized by the Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA) in Dublin, the Deputy Director of UNRIC delivered a speech on the importance of communication in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Representatives from NGOs dealing with justice, human rights and education were present in the audience and very engaged in the run up to Ireland’s National Voluntary Review at the High-level Political Forum in July 2018.


Engaging students in Dublin

UNRIC and UNHCR met with students of the Belvedere College and Loretto on the Green high-school to talk about the SDGs and the Together Campaign, a theme the students were already familiar with as they are involved in an initiative welcoming students from families of refugees from Syria. Part of the Green School Network, Belvedere College has installed solar panels and beehives on its roof.

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President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins attends first United Nations Cinema event in Dublin

‘To End a War’, about the Columbian peace process, was screened at the Light House Cinema, Dublin to mark the International Day of Peace in partnership with the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the presence of Irish President Michael D. Higgins. The panel discussion included three guest speakers: Eamon Gilmore (EU Special Envoy for the Columbian Peace Process); Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir (Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade), and David McKechnie (Irish Times). 

President and students