A young Waterford man has called for a world in which the human rights of every young person are realised.
26 year old Jamie Moore from Dungarvan addressed the 3rd Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday evening.
He is one of Ireland’s two UN Youth Delegates for the next year. He was joined by Aisling O’Boyle (22) from Dundrum, Co. Dublin
Jamie Moore’s speech highlighted the unacceptable numbers of young people that are not in education, employment or training.
He told the committee that “rural communities are losing generation after generation of young people, who have no choice but to leave for education, employment and social services. Society needs to increase the action on regional and rural development in order to build more inclusive, resilient and sustainable communities for all.”
“It is more important now that governments use the fruits of their prosperity toward the betterment of humanity and the achievement of sustainable development goals.”
Jamie Moore also called on governments to take action: “In today’s globalised world we must live in each other’s shelter and not in each other’s shadow. With the publication of the United Nations youth strategy Youth 2030 – we call on member states and civil society to take radical steps to deliver on this, working with and for young people to be the generation for change.”
“Young people make up 25% of the world’s population today but they make up 100% of the future.”
“It is with this in mind that we call for a world in which the human rights of every young person are realised. That ensures every young person is empowered to achieve their full potential and that recognises young people’s agency, resilience and their boundless ability to be positive agents for change.”
"Young people are the experts on their own needs and lived realities. Governments must invest in initiatives that support young people in exercising their agency, leadership, and voice."
— IrelandUnitedNations (@irishmissionun) October 3, 2018
— Volunteer Dublin (@volunteerdublin) October 3, 2018
Great to see @Jamie__Moore address the #UNGA today. Follows in footsteps of @ONOLiathain & @SamanthaObor as third WIP Alum to be Ireland’s Youth Delegate to the @UN (cc @dfatirl, @UNYouthIRL, @irishmissionun, @IrelandEmbUSA) https://t.co/6fATubRGuI
— Washington Ire. Prog (@WIPLive) October 3, 2018