Rights Here, Right Now: Young People Using Children’s Rights for Positive Change

Seven leading organisations have organised an event for children and young people to discuss and learn more about the recent concluding observations and recommendations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

The event will also give children and young people a chance to question a panel of people in key roles responsible for making decisions that impact children and young people’s lives.

If you, or any of the children and young people you work with, are interested in attending the event, or you would like more information on the event details, please contact claire@childrenslawcentre.org

Cultural Awareness Training

This training is for Northern Trust staff group and aims to give participants an insight into what cultural diversity is, why cultural awareness is important, things to consider when working with individuals from other cultures and potential areas for misunderstanding. Participants will gain knowledge and skills required to work effectively with a diverse range of service users and to develop their cultural competency. This training should positively contribute towards the sense of togetherness encouraged by Good Relations week 2023.

Climate and Good Relations, Policy and Practice

A seminar to explore the existing projects which incorporate both climate and good relations, and the potential to address climate within good relations plans and vice versa. How can we use our target of reaching net zero in Belfast by 2050 to build good relations and tackle division in our society. We will hear from guest speakers and learn about projects which are seeking to make an impact on climate and build good relations. Hear from Belfast One Million Trees, Belfast UPSURGE Project, Belfast UP2030 Project, and the Belfast City Council Climate and Good Relations teams, and others on the opportunities to work collaboratively on these issues.

The Boundary Commission and South Armagh & South Down – Lecture

The lecture titled “The Boundary Commission and South Armagh & South Down: Were the Wishes of the Inhabitants Compatible with Economic and Geographic Considerations?” will be delivered by Dr. Cormac Moore, Historian-in-Residence, Dublin City Council.

The Museum will host a talk on the setting up of Northern Ireland, specifically the work of the Boundary Commission.

This lecture will highlight the debates in south Armagh & south Down areas surrounding the economic and geographic considerations to changes to the border.

The talk is free and will take place online, via Microsoft Teams.

Event Registration: Please contact Declan.Carroll@nmandd.org with the email address you wish to use.

Shedding Light on the Past 1920-1922

Shedding Light on the Past 1920 – 1922

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Rural Community Network, will be hosting a six-week online lecture series by eminent historians exploring key historical events of the period 1918-1922 on the island of Ireland.

This event is the first in a series of lectures reflecting on events leading up to the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland. It will help inform people about the past, deepen understanding of the period and provide an opportunity to have respectful and meaningful discussion.

For more information, please contact pauline.clarke@fermanaghomagh.com