Delegate: Ms. Ursa Svetelj
43. Ms. Svetelj (Slovenia), speaking as a youth delegate, said that, although the overall level of life satisfaction among young people in her country was high, the lack of youth participation in decision-making was alarming. Despite often being seen as passive, young people were ready to participate, and they called for increased transparency, responsibility and action, clear accountability and less bureaucracy. Such changes went hand in hand with a rise in youth participation. Goal 10 of the Sustainable Development Goals, to reduce inequality among countries worldwide, was an important, but often overlooked goal. With increased global youth participation, global equality would be taken more seriously.
UN Doc.: A_C.3_73_SR.2
UN Doc.: A_C.3_73_SR.2, 2 October 2018, p. 8, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/slovenia-2018/.