Delegate: Ms. Martin
43. Ms. Martin (Romania) said that it was important to review curricula, in order to ensure that schools provided young people with the knowledge and skills required by current economic realities, and to put in place educational systems that took into account the current and future needs of youth. [*6*]
44. It was also necessary to recognize the role of youth organizations in the global economy and development. Young people should engage more actively in volunteer work in their communities and thereby acquire the general skills that they needed in order to find jobs more easily.
45. Lastly, employment policies should focus on the following priorities: abolishing the worst forms of child labour; promoting youth self-employment and entrepreneurship; integrating youth employment policies into national strategies; and granting microcredits to young entrepreneurs, in order to enhance their personal development and that of the society in which they lived.
46. The youth of today were the leaders of tomorrow. They should have the chance to meet their full potential, educate themselves, defend their rights, participate actively in the decision-making process and make choices.
47. As for Romanian youth, they were very energetic and were reaping the benefits of the creation of new structures, such as the Romanian Youth Council, the National Youth Authority and the National Agency for the Support of Youth Initiatives.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/63/SR.4