Delegate: Ms. Zehra Sariaslan (23 years)
73. Ms. Sariaslan (Netherlands), speaking as a youth delegate, said that young people should complete their education so that they could be independent and participate in decision-making and ensure that women were protected from violence and gender inequality. The international community should prevent violence against women, who played an essential role in poverty eradication, peacebuilding and development. Governments should honour their promises to young people, who had enormous influence on society, inparticular through social media, and should be involved in policymaking. She urged delegations to appoint at least one youth delegate and called on youth representatives to organize a United Nations youth forum. Progress and prosperity were impossible without the full and equal participation of women and youth
UN Doc.: A/C.3/68/SR.2
UN Doc.: A/C.3/68/SR.2, 7 October 2013, p. 11, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/netherlands-2013/.