The NYCI is the representative body for voluntary youth organisations in Ireland. One World Week is a week of youth/led awareness raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.
During One World Week youth leaders, community workers, teachers, students and young people learn about local and global justice issues and take action to bring about change.
Co/ordinated by the National Youth Council of Ireland, One World Week has grown as an annual focus for development education in the youth sector since 1985.
During One World Week, groups all over the country do activities from the One World Week activity pack. Some groups organise public events, quizzes and debates, invite guest speakers or have multicultural evenings. Many groups publicly display the work they have done in preparation for One World Week, or lead other people in doing a public action.
This year One World Week is from the 18th to the 22nd of November and the theme is 'globalisation and young people'.
The education pack explores the relevance of globalisation to young people in Ireland and around the world, through activities, information and action ideas. It aims to raise young people's awareness of both the positive and negative aspects of globalisation, while providing opportunities for them to challenge the negative effects of globalisation locally and globally.
Training is provided nationally to youth leaders, youth workers and others working with young people between September and November. The NYCI will provide the trainer and resource materials, including copies of the education pack for all participants. The host provides the training space and invites the participants.
If you would like to host a One World Week training workshop, or participate in a workshop near you, please contact Johnny Sheehan in the NYCI office.
One World Week, c/o NYCI,
3 Montague Street, Dublin 2
Tel: 00 353 1 / 478 4122
Fax: 01 / 478 3974