In May, Junior Office Assistant, Hugh Creaton, was one of seven UNICEF Ireland Youth Ambassadors who met with the UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki-Moon, to advocate for the protection of children’s rights and raise concerns on matters such as climate change, education and direct provision. Hugh gave a confident opening performance at the meeting. Speaking about the event Hugh said,
“It was a great honour to meet with the Secretary General. I thanked him for his strong stance in seeing young people as the torch bearers of the new sustainable development goals. The Irish government, through Irish Aid, has put a lot of faith in young people. Working with UNICEF, we have the opportunity to participate in the decisions that will shape our futures.”
The Secretary General visited Ireland to mark the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s membership of the United Nations.