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9. Youth and the World

9.7 Current debates and reforms

LAST MODIFIED ON: 11/11/2020 - 21:29

In July 2020, a Northern Ireland Youth Assembly was announced by the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission. It will have 90 members, 54 of whom will be drawn from the NI Assembly constituencies and 36 from specific sections of the community. The core age range of the members will be 13 to 17, but there will be an upper age limit of 21. The website describes:

The Youth Assembly will provide young people with direct access to the decision-makers at the heart of our democracy.

It is imagined this will include global issues but no further announcements have been made at the time of writing (October 2020).