Delegate: Mr. Daniel Rosa
11. Mr. Rosa (Honduras), speaking as a youth delegate, said that his presence at the United Nations was the first time his country had sent a representative of young Hondurans. His Government’s 2006 ratification of the Ibero-American Convention for the Rights of the Youth demonstrated its recognition of the importance of promoting the human rights of youth and its acknowledgment of their contribution to the national development process. Young people were increasingly being included in the national dialogue, particularly policy formulation. However, limited resources continued to restrict their opportunities for development, particularly in rural areas. The President [*4*] of Honduras had invited the international community and foreign companies to invest in Honduras with a view to creating more opportunities, particularly for youth. The Better Life programme had been created to reduce youth violence via projects for at-risk youth. His Government invited all Member States to support projects that promoted the inclusion of the youth in co-curricular and extracurricular activities, which deterred young people from participating in socially detrimental activities and promoted their integral development.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/69/SR.4