Denmark – 1985

Delegate: Mr. Nielson

17. Mr. NIELSON (Denmark) said that the proclamation of International Youth Year
had contributed to an increased awareness of the problems facing youth, which was a
threatened group, especially in the present time of economic crisis. Many young
people in both industrialized and developing countries were facing complex problems
which they could not resolve. It was therefore of the utmost importance that they
should study the reports of the Secretary-General very carefully and seek guidance
in the wise suggestions contained therein. It was also important for
decision-makers to listen to young people and also involve them directly in the
building of society. His country had a long and valuable tradition in that field.
International Youth Year had also stimulated many new activities especially at the
local level.

18. He would have wished the discussions in the Third Committee to have resulted
in recommendations to all the Members of the United Nations that they should
involve youth to a much larger extent in the decision-making processes at all
levels of society. He would also have wished United Nations organs and specialized
agencies to give a greater role to young people. He did not feel that the draft
resolution submitted by Romania (A/C.3/40/L.3) took those considerations
sufficiently into account. He suggested in conclusion that the General Assembly
should take the comments he had made fully into consideration when discussing
questions relating to youth at its forty-first session.

UN Doc.: A/C.3/40/SR.22

Original Records

Cite as:
UN Doc.: A/C.3/40/SR.22, 24 October 1985, p. 8, Youth Delegate Search:, doi: 10.17176/20221018-195435-0.

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