Delegates: Mr. Daniel Rosa, Mr. Ricardo Jose Donado (17 years)
13. Mr. Rosa (Honduras), speaking as a youth delegate, said that the Government of Honduras was actively working to promote inclusion of its youth in the country’s development. It was providing scholarships and loans for education, as well as grants for young entrepreneurs through the “Banca Solidaria” programme. Graduates of technical schools and universities were encouraged to form new ventures as a way to create new opportunities and jobs for youth.
14. Mr. Donado (Honduras), speaking as a youth delegate, said that 60 per cent of the population of Honduras was under age 25. The Government, in addition to fighting corruption and crime as a means of rising out of under-development and poverty, was focusing on youth employment. A programme to create 450 jobs in public hospitals was aimed at creating secure jobs and futures for graduates, while improving services to patients of limited means. Another project had employed youth in bringing electricity to thousands of rural families without access to that basic public utility, improving their standard of living.
15. His travels throughout Honduras as a medical interpreter had convinced him that it was more important than ever to harness the passion of youth and to work in solidarity to achieve a better world.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/71/SR.3
UN Doc.: A/C.3/71/SR.3, 5 October 2016, p. 3, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/honduras-2016/.