Delegates: Ms. Katharina Buch (23 years), Mr. Eric Klausch
21. Ms. Buch and Mr. Klausch (Germany), speaking as youth delegates, described the action young people all over Germany were taking to make the world a better place and the changes that they were seeking. In terms of what they wished to see from the United Nations, they said that equal access to basic resources would provide a strong foundation for youth participation in society; Member States should educate their young people to become global citizens and responsible leaders; the United Nations should follow its own guidelines on youth participation as set out in the World Programme of Action for Youth to the Year 2000 and Beyond; and each country should review its youth participation mechanisms. Young people already knew they were the future; they simply needed to be empowered to be responsible, active and hopeful leaders.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/71/SR.4
UN Doc.: A/C.3/71/SR.4, 5 October 2016, p. 5, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/germany-2016/.