Delegates: Mr. Razvan Foncea, Ms. Ana Balan
72. Mr. Foncea (Romania), speaking as a youth delegate in a pre-recorded video statement, said that the current unprecedented times had left young people suffering from a lack of access to education and employment. Concrete solutions were needed to ensure that everyone had access to inclusive, digitalized and innovative educational and professional processes. Gender inequality, discrimination of all forms and mistrust had deepened as a result of the spread of misinformation, hate speech and a lack of genuine human interaction.
73. Ms. Balan (Romania), speaking as a youth delegate in a pre-recorded video statement, said that young people in her country had taken active steps to adapt to the current circumstances, for example donating laptops to children to enable them to continue their education, delivering groceries, raising funds for medical equipment and building face shields from scratch. In the recent local public administration elections, young people had participated as both candidates and voters. They were returning with skills and meaningful experience to rural areas.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/75/SR.3
UN Doc.: A/C.3/75/SR.3, 6 October 2020, p. 11, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/romania-2020/.