Delegate: Mr. Jason Sparks
122. Mr. Sparks (Hungary), in a pre-recorded video statement and speaking as a youth delegate, said that one year earlier, as a youth delegate and as a medical student, he had made a statement to the Committee about the importance of prevention, vaccination and mental health. No one could have imagined how important those matters would become. Everyone had since learned to care more for their health and take prevention more seriously. During the quarantine, he had brought the United Nations into the homes of elementary and high school students, listened to their concerns and trained them to protect their mental health, including by asking for help if they needed it. Young people could and should play a leading role in combating the virus; they should practise responsible behaviour, help the elderly and not lose touch with loved ones. As a qualified medical doctor, university researcher and teacher, he continued to serve people through science, by training the next generation of doctors. He called on all young people to find a way to contribute to the fight against COVID-19.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/75/SR.1