Delegates: Mr. Micallef St. John, Ms. de Gabriele
121. Mr. Micallef St. John and Ms. de Gabriele (Malta), speaking as youth delegates in a pre-recorded video statement, said that, not the first time, young people were trying to combat human rights violations and attempting to propel the change that the world needed. The battle against climate change was being spearheaded by youth. Maltase youth joined them in calling for the fulfilment of international commitments in order to reverse the harmful effects of climate change, environmental degradation and biodiversity loss. Those commitments also called for equal access to justice for those affected by environmental degradation. Maltese youth were also strongly committed to concrete action on gender equality, access to education and the meaningful civic participation of youth. Across the world, youth had recognized that there was no longer time for rhetoric, and that concrete actions were needed. All should join them to create a better future.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/76/SR.4