Delegate: Ms. Un Hyung Lee (23 years)
55. Ms. Un Hyung Lee (Republic of Korea), speaking as a youth delegate, said that, for young people, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was about the future they would leave their children. Education that helped young people realize their full potential and develop empathy would allow them contribute more effectively to sustainable development. It was also important to involve young people in decision-making
on matters that affected them. She herself had witnessed positive changes in that regard, including the establishment of youth participation committees, almost 90 per cent of whose policy recommendations had been accepted by her Government. Her country’s youth remained committed to participating in the envisioned transformation of the world.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/71/SR.2
UN Doc.: A/C.3/71/SR.2, 4 October 2016, p. 9, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/republic-of-korea-2016/.