Delegate: Mr. Adaba
28. Mr. Adaba (Suriname), speaking as a youth delegate, said that young people should be more involved in discussions on poverty eradication, quality education and climate action. The global community must do more to address poverty worldwide, especially because poverty at a young age could lead to poverty later in life. While education was an important tool for combating poverty, the lack of infrastructure in Suriname hindered access to education, and the cost of higher education meant that access was even more limited. Moreover, there were clear socioeconomic disparities between rural areas, coastal areas and the interior. All young people should have equal educational opportunities. Lastly, as young people would be affected by climate change in the future, they would rather take action immediately, and they should be explicitly involved in the process.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/74/SR.3
UN Doc.: A/C.3/74/SR.3, 2 October 2019, p. 5, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/suriname-2019/.