Republic of Korea – 2009 – I

Delegate: Ms. Choi Su-hi

6. Ms. Choi Su-hi (Republic of Korea), speaking as a youth delegate, said that society had a duty to guide young people. Action should be taken to increase the participation of youth in the decision-making process. In her country, that aim was achieved through such organizations as the Youth Special Congress, which comprised youth representatives from across the country. Young persons should be given the opportunity to influence policy through information and communication technology. 

7. Young persons should be encouraged to participate in social activities such as volunteer work, which would make them better aware of social problems and better integrated into the community. With that end in mind, her Government maintained a reliable online database on volunteer networks and information. Youth participation in the labour market should also be promoted. The Government had announced a career competence programme for undergraduate job seekers, which would build on cooperation between academia and industry. Work experience training and international internships also received financial support. The Ministry of Labour was organizing a campaign to uphold labour rights through [*3*] counselling and education with a view to creating better conditions for young workers.

UN Doc.: A/C.3/64/SR.2

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Cite as:
UN Doc.: A/C.3/64/SR.2, 20 October 2009, p. 2-3, Youth Delegate Search:, doi: 10.17176/20221018-194338-0.

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