Delegate: Mr. András Volom
42. Mr. Volom (Hungary), speaking as a youth delegate, said that the participation of youth delegates paved the way to the global recognition of young people in decision-making. He encouraged all Member States that had not yet done so to join the youth delegate programme, so that the outstanding potential of the current generation was not left unfulfilled. Lasting change could be created for marginalized persons only at the grassroots level, and the low social engagement of young people was a worldwide problem that needed to be addressed if the Sustainable Development Goals were to be achieved. The Hungarian Government had set an example by launching programmes to facilitate youth development and strengthening cooperation between the Government, the private sector and civil society. Violent extremist groups were increasingly targeting young people, but efforts to involve young people in socially beneficial activities and help them to set
personal goals would help to protect them from radicalization.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/71/SR.4