Delegate: Ms. Pauerová
61. Ms. Pauerová (Slovakia), speaking as a youth delegate, said that the disconnect between young people and world leaders must be addressed if the Sustainable Development Goals were to be achieved. The Goals were represented visually in a circle, as a reminder of their interconnectedness. The wide-ranging work needed to achieve them required trust between world leaders and young people, because collective action was imperative.
62. Inequalities among young people affected their futures; while she was fortunate enough to have the financial support needed to travel to and stay in New York, many capable young people were not. Equal opportunities, accessible quality education and decent work were included among the Sustainable Development Goals, and paid internships would be one step towards making those goals a reality.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/74/SR.3