New UNICEF programme in Schools to create "Global Citizens" and encourages "Direct Action" for UN agenda
UNICEF has announced it is expanding its "Rights Respecting Schools Award" to Irish Schools . The programme described as an "EU project" , first piloted In September 2019 in Nine primary and Secondary schools in Cork, Dublin and Kildare. The stated purpose of the programme is to create "Global Citizens" calling on students to take part in "direct action" , "strikes" , "flash mobs" , "Marches" and "Sit ins" to achieve the goals set out in the United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development . Global Leaders have signed up to an agreement , this agreement is a set of goals called sustainable development goals .