Republic of Korea – 2010 – I

Delegate: Ms. Kang Yeong Jung

5. Ms. Kang Yeong Jung (Republic of Korea), speaking as a youth delegate, said that it was the responsibility of every nation to give young people as many opportunities as possible to participate in society. Her Government had advanced youth participation in decision-making and social integration and the Ministry of Women and Family organized youth conferences to encourage youth discussion and participation in Government policymaking.

6. Communications technology enabled more young people to participate in decision-making and social integration. Online communities had formed on Facebook and in other forums, enabling people to express their views freely on various policies and providing youth with opportunities to connect with each other. There should be more coordination between youth leaders through online channels. That would encourage far greater youth participation and make them realize the value of their participation. Global organizations such as the United Nations should continue to provide youth with opportunities to exchange views on matters related to decision-making.

UN Doc.: A/C.3/65/SR.2

Original Records

Cite as:
UN Doc.: A/C.3/65/SR.2, 4 October 2010, p. 2, Youth Delegate Search:, doi: 10.17176/20221018-194142-0.

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