Delegate: Ms. Poghosyan
47. Ms. Poghosyan (Armenia), speaking as a youth delegate, said that Armenia believed that strengthened national laws, policies and programmes were needed to protect the rights and address the needs of young people. Although Armenia had made significant progress in other areas, unemployment among people under 25 years of age was still twice the national average. Armenia needed to increase the quality of professional education and align it with labour market demands, development objectives and international standards. It also needed to assess the skills gap and help young job-seekers find decent employment. It should exploit young people’s capacity for entrepreneurship and innovation by, for example, continuing to capitalize on successful innovation incubators and studios launched by the United Nations Development Fund, the United Nations Children’s Fund and members of the Armenian diaspora.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/70/SR.2