Delegate: Mr. Abdullayev
59. Mr. Abdullayev (Azerbaijan), speaking as a youth delegate, said that 133 million young people in the world were illiterate, and young people comprised 41 per cent of the world’s unemployed. Education had the power to break the cycle of poverty. His Government had invested heavily in education, including the funding of several thousand scholarships for Azerbaijani students to study abroad. It had also made a point of involving young people in the formulation of its youth programme for the period 2011-2015, which focused on providing job opportunities and paid particular attention to the needs of internally displaced and refugee youth.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/67/SR.4
UN Doc.: A/C.3/67/SR.4, 24 December 2012, p. 8, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/azerbaijan-2012/.