Delegate: Mr. Sena Fañas
18. Mr. Sena Fañas (Dominican Republic), speaking as a youth delegate, said that young job-seekers in the Dominican Republic faced problems of training, guidance, and lack of decent jobs, with consequent poor development of skills, poverty, and low income, all of which constituted threats to social cohesion. Although young people, who constituted the largest sector of the Dominican population, were better educated than previous generations, job insecurity was impeding their participation in society.
19. Technical and occupational training was necessary along with access to university education and job-creation plans to facilitate their economic inclusion. An analysis was needed of the impact of young people in the formal economy in order to expand opportunities for youth and to promote development of programmes to eradicate poverty and guarantee access to health and quality education, decent work, and food and nutritional security.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/66/SR.5
UN Doc.: A/C.3/66/SR.5, 4 October 2011, p. 4, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/dominican-republic-2011/.