Delegate: Mr. Pulford
74. Mr. Pulford (Australia), speaking as a youth delegate, said that the international community should eliminate all forms of discrimination and establish equality. Combating discrimination was often mistakenly perceived as less important than global challenges such as ending poverty, addressing climate change and achieving peace and sustainable development; however, progress in eliminating discrimination often accelerated progress in those other areas. To build a world free of discrimination, the international community should consolidate the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals to devise equitable policies which reached all populations, including women, youth, indigenous peoples, marginalized groups, rural and remote communities and persons with disabilities, to ensure that their voices were heard.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/68/SR.2