Delegates: Mr. Dragos, Ms. Andrada Baba
2. Mr. Dragos (Romania), speaking as a youth delegate, said that education, civic engagement, and employment were the main concerns of Romanian young people, who sought specific training and opportunities in order to engage in problem-solving at the local and national levels. Educational curricula should be adapted to labour market requirements and leaders should put youth at the centre of public policy and foster an environment conducive to the development of that group. Youth advisory councils were being set up to promote political representation. Youth delegates also strove to promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to establish a nation-wide framework for enhancing early childhood education, reducing the number of drop-outs from school and nurturing well-balanced human beings. Another facet of their mission was to eradicate stereotypes, stigmas, and myths based on ethnicity, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and disability.
3. Ms. Baba (Romania), speaking as a youth delegate, said that faced with an ever-changing social and economic environment, new generations would need skills such as critical and creative thinking, adaptability, time management, decision-making and conflict resolution. The education system must be brought up-to-date and the goal should be to ensure equal opportunities for all.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/73/SR.3