Delegates: Mr. Mikołaj Solik, Mr. Michal Skreta (19 years)
92. Mr. Solik (Poland), speaking as a youth delegate, said that youth participation in global affairs required the creation of a platform for young people to voice their concerns, the inclusion of those concerns in public policies, the implementation of adequate legislation on the elimination of age-based discrimination and the digitization of learning environments, and the establishment of a transparent and cooperative approach to youth affairs in international organizations. Youth was a valuable asset and youth empowerment should be viewed as a platform for equitable treatment and mutual understanding in order to enhance intergenerational relations.
93. Mr. Skręta (Poland), speaking as a youth delegate, said that, as growing up required courage, creativity and the willingness to question accepted practices, young people had the idealism and passion to generate new ideas and should be included whenever change was necessary. The United Nations needed to continue to move forward and deserved to benefit from taking the views of young people into consideration.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/71/SR.3
UN Doc.: A/C.3/71/SR.3, 5 October 2016, p. 13, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/poland-2016/.