Delegate: Mr. Friis
48. Mr. Friis (Denmark), speaking as a youth representative of his delegation, said that only a handful of nations had met the target of 0.7 per cent of gross domestic product for official development assistance, yet it was pivotal to live up to that responsibility in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals. An investment in children and young people, through investment in social infrastructure such as education and health care, would pay off by generating economic and social development.
49. The role of children and young people as a resource for society was often overlooked, along with their right to participate, which was emphasized in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Regional seminars for youth could make a useful contribution to the evaluation of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals to be conducted in 2005.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/59/SR.2
UN Doc.: A/C.3/59/SR.2, 4 October 2004, p. 8, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/denmark-2004/.