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ECO-UNESCO is Ireland's Environmental Education and Youth Organisation that works to conserve the environment and empower young people. ECO-UNESCO is affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA).


ECO-UNESCO’s aims are:

  • to raise environmental awareness, understanding and knowledge of the environment among young people

  • to promote the protection and conservation of the environment

  • to promote the personal development of young people through practical environmental projects and activities

  • to promote the ideals of UNESCO


ECO-UNESCO provides a wide range of programmes and services, which include:

Environmental Youth Programmes including Environmental Events and Activities, Environmental Workshops, ECO-UNESCO Clubs, ECO-Youth Choices Programme and Youth for Sustainable Development Programme.

Young Environmentalist Awards Programme honours the work of young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who protect, conserve and enhance our environment through local environmental projects, making a difference to their lives and the lives of others locally and globally.

Training Programmes; include Training Courses, workshops, QQI accredited courses, and a Drugs Prevention and Awareness Programme (ECO-Choices).

Education Resources focused on environmental education and environmental youth work aimed at young people, leaders and teachers. These include resource packs, activity packs, posters and CD-ROMs.

Consultancy services to groups and agencies who want a specialist approach to environmental education environmental youth work and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). We also run an ECO-Sustainability Awards for organisations who are committed to becoming more green and sustainable.


ECO-UNESCO is a member of YEE (Youth and Environment Europe). For more information on YEE please visit


Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages 

ECO-UNESCO is a signatory of the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages ("the Code") and commits to applying the Code's principles for all of our communications. 

By signing the Code, ECO-UNESCO commits to a set of principles ensuring that we will avoid stereotypical or sensational images, respect the dignity and equality of all people portrayed and promote fairness, solidarity and justice through all of our communications. ECO-UNESCO also agrees a number of commitments to ensure the Code’s principles are implemented throughout all activities of our organisation. 

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