UN third committee informal debate of youth delegates

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Ghulam Nabi Fai

Office of the United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy of Youth organized Third Committee Informal Debate of UN Youth Delegates on October 21, 2020. The UN Youth Forum was addressed by the following dignitaries from the United Nations Secretariat.
Volkan Bozkýr, President of the UN General Assembly; Katalin Bogyay, Chair of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly; Olof Skoog, Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation; and
Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. 43 youth delegates from six continents participated in the debate. the concept note of the UN Youth Delegates Forum that was circulated for the purpose says
“The UN Youth Strategy: Youth 2030, launched in 2018 by the Secretary General, is the UN’s commitment to working for and with young people. The strategy aims to facilitate increased impact and expanded action to address the needs, build the agency and advance the human rights of young people in all their diversity around the world. Under the leadership of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Youth2030 is an umbrella framework which guides the work of the entire UN system across three key UN pillars peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development – in all contexts. Enhanced and meaningful participation of young people is a priority throughout.”
“The informal debate will be an opportunity for UN Youth Delegates to provide an input to the work of the Third Committee and outline their priorities on human rights and social development issues at national and regional level.

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