Delegate: Ms. Teodora Pavković
37. Ms. Pavković (Serbia), speaking as a youth delegate, said that her country had established a ministry of youth and was implementing a practical and attainable national youth strategy. In addition to being the 2019 European Youth Capital, it was working to provide housing, health care and education for many of the thousands of young migrants within its borders. Serbia, along with five other Western Balkan States, had established the Regional Youth Cooperation Office to promote reconciliation and cooperation among youth in the Balkans.
38. If allowed, young people could and would contribute to the future of their countries, including to attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Youth representatives should therefore be included in national working groups on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. All too often, the needs and demands of young people were not addressed.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/72/SR.3