With the commitment of the Irish and British Governments to reintegrate paramilitary prisoners into society through the creation of employment opportunities, retraining and the promotion of educational opportunities, a supporting infrastructure was created by the European Union in 1998 from the European Union Peace and Reconciliation Fund. It was reported that the Belfast-based Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust managed the fund. In addition, more than 26 community-based ex-prisoner projects were underway across Northern Ireland, covering education, vocational skills programmes, financial and social counselling, housing and housing, as well as family-centred counselling in Ireland.1 “The Good Friday Agreement – Prisoners”, BBC News, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/policing/prisoner. Several measures have been adopted concerning the use of the Irish language in schools. On 21 July 1998, the UK Government issued the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (1998 No. 1759 (N.I. 13)), which gives the Department of Education the power to support and promote irish language teaching and Irish language schools. In December, the Government of Northern Ireland also passed the Education Act. The British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference opened on 17 December 1999. The opening session was held in Downing Street, chaired by British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Prime Minister Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Representatives of the Irish and British Governments and representatives of the Northern Ireland Executive attended the meeting.1 With a view to promoting equality in employment, the Northern Ireland Act 1998 also provided for the establishment of the Equality Commission, which was established on 1 October.
1 “The Good Friday Agreement: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland,” BBC News, May 2006, accessed January 21, 2013, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/equality/equality. In May 2000, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern arrive in Northern Ireland for talks as part of a review of the Belfast Agreement. Peter Mandelson proposes to reduce indefinitely the presence of British army soldiers in Northern Ireland if the IRA keeps its promise of dismantling. [fn]”Chronology: Northern Ireland,” Conciliation Resources, accessed February 9, 2015, www.c-r.org/our-work/accord/northern-ireland/chronology.php. [/efn_note] In addition to reaffirming the commitment to human rights in the Good Friday Agreement, the parties agreed to amend United Kingdom legislation to incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into the Northern Ireland Act (1998). The Northern Ireland Act 1998 also provided for the establishment of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. Following the approval of the agreement in the referendum, the Northern Ireland Act (1998) guaranteed the establishment of the ECHR in Northern Ireland. On 17 August 2001, Foreign Minister John Reid issued a 75-page police plan on the implementation of the patten Commission`s recommendations.
The plan included detailed progress in the areas of the ombudsman, the appointment of a supervisory officer, the reduction of the size of the police, and the selection of new employees on a 50:50 basis. A new police committee was set up in September. The 4. In November 2001, the Royal Ulster Constabulary changed its name to the Northern Ireland Police Service. On December 12, the Police Commission also amended a badge for the new service and the emblem.1 “Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland,” accessed January 29, 2013, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/policing/commissi. However, the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference was not set up in 1998. To promote minority languages, the Government has established the Centre`s Community Relations Unit to develop a language use policy for Irish, Ulster and the languages of other communities. In December 1999, the North/South Languages Implementation Body entered into force to uphold the government`s commitment to support linguistic diversity under the agreement.1 “The Good Friday Agreement: Culture”,” BBC News, accessed February 7, 2013, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/culture/irish2.sh. The provisions of the Agreement on economic and social reform were implemented in the year 2000. While the government was still recovering economically after ten years of signing the Good Friday Agreement, the government`s active participation in economic activities has generated a lot of confidence in the private sector for investment. Between 1998 and January 2000, the unemployment rate fell rapidly, from about 9 per cent to less than 5 per cent. The Commission should conduct extensive consultations, including with non-governmental organizations of experts, and through such discussion groups as it deems appropriate.
The Northern Irish Civil Rights Movement was founded in 1967 to campaign for the civil rights of Catholics in Northern Ireland. Tensions between republican and loyalist groups in the north erupted in violence that began in the late 1960s. The British government sent troops to the area as part of Operation Banner. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) has launched a thirty-year campaign against British security forces with the aim of winning a united Ireland.  In addition, the UK government has committed to creating a new statutory equality commission to replace the Fair Employment Commission, the Equal Opportunities Commission (NI), the Racial Equality Commission (NI) and the Disability Council. The establishment of the Equality Commission was provided for in the Northern Ireland Act (1998). The Commission was finally established on 1 March 19992 “The Good Friday Agreement: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission”, BBC News, May 2006, accessed 21 January 2013, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/equality/hr2.shtm. was put into operation on 1 September 1999.3 “The Good Friday Agreement: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland”, BBC News, May 2006, accessed 21 September 2099. January 2013, www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/schools/agreement/equality/equality. The Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Sir James Craig, declared in October 1922 in the House of Commons of Northern Ireland that “6 December  marks the beginning of the month in which we must make the choice to vote or to remain in the Free State”. He said it was important that this decision be made as soon as possible after December 6, 1922, “so that it does not come out into the world that we have had the slightest hesitation.”  On 7.
In December 1922, the day after the creation of the Irish Free State, the Houses of Parliament of Northern Ireland decided to address the following address to the King in order to exercise the rights conferred on Northern Ireland under Article 12 of the Treaty (b) decisions by a simple majority of the voting members, unless an inter-Community decision was required; The British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference has met continuously since its inception in 1999. After the signing of the agreement, the government committed itself to respecting the rights of minorities with regard to the use of language. The Northern Ireland Act (1998), which entered into force on 19 November 1998, set out strategies to promote the Irish language and the Ulster language (Section 28d). But the government had not yet signed the Charter, which recognizes Irish, Scottish, Ulster and other languages. According to the provisions of the British-Irish Agreement, both governments have: The British Government enshrined the principle of self-determination in legislation through the Northern Ireland Act 1998 and also repealed the Government of Ireland Act 1920, which originally divided the island of Ireland. A referendum on a united Ireland is to be called by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when it seems likely that a majority of the population would vote for a united Ireland. If the referendum is rejected, at least 7 years must elapse before a new referendum can take place. 9.
The Conference will continue to monitor the functioning of the new Agreement between the United Kingdom and Ireland and the mechanisms and institutions it establishes, including a formal review published three years after the entry into force of the Agreement. Representatives of the Northern Ireland administration will be invited to speak at the conference in this context. The Conference shall, as appropriate, contribute to a review of the general political agreement resulting from the multi-party negotiations, but shall not have the power to override the democratic arrangements established by this Agreement. .