Delegate: Ms. Kim Jiyeon
44. Speaking on behalf of a youth delegation from the Republic of Korea, Ms. Kim Jiyeon said that her country’s government had adopted various measures, including laws for promoting gender equality. She stressed the importance of education in achieving the principle of gender equality throughout life. To be effectively assimilated at an early age, that principle must be enshrined in school programmes and publicized in the media, particularly via the Internet and online social networks. Sexist stereotypes continued to hinder adolescents in achieving their potential, and boys and girls alike must be encouraged to follow courses of study traditionally reserved to one sex or the other. Educating young people in such questions as pregnancy and childbirth could help protect women and their families. There was also a need to correct the disinformation that many teenagers were receiving, especially over the Internet. Teenagers who had adopted the principle of gender equality could play a key role in society.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/65/SR.10
UN Doc.: A/C.3/65/SR.10, 12 October 2010, p. 6, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/republic-of-korea-2010-2/.