Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Children and Youth Programme – An Introduction from Professor Alan Smith and Professor Pat Dolan

An introduction to the Children and Youth Programme from UNESCO Chairs from Professor Alan Smith and Professor Pat Dolan. Continue reading

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UNESCO Chairs Call for Stronger Childrens Rights Culture in Ireland

Ireland’s two UNESCO Chair holders have come together to launch a joint Commentary on the proposed referendum on the rights of the child in Ireland. The Commentary, ‘Children’s Rights and the Family’, forms a major part of the work of the Children and Youth Programme, and we hope that it will provide an independent academic research basis for the forthcoming debate. Continue reading

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UNESCO Chair Addresses UNHCR Meeting on Refugee Education

Professor Alan Smith, recently travelled to Geneva address part of the 53rd Meeting of the Standing Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Continue reading

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UNESCO Chair to Address UNHCR Meeting in Geneva

Professor Alan Smith, will travel to Geneva next week to address a seminar on Refugee Education: Protection and Perspectives for Peace building. Continue reading

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OFMDFM Indicators Point to Need for Care on Welfare Reform

Responding to the latest Indicators published by the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister in relation to the 10 Year Strategy for Children and Young People, researchers from the Children and Youth Programme have said that Government the Indicators show a need for care in relation to any proposed welfare reforms. Continue reading

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