Delegate: Mr. Orhan Esad Akgün
51. Mr. Akgun (Turkey), speaking on behalf of Turkish youth, welcomed the convening of the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and emphasized that achievement of the MDGs and sustainable development had been the focus of debate at the fifth World Youth Congress held in Istanbul in July and August 2010.
52. Given the unprecedented risks posed to humanity by climate change, Turkish youth called for the adoption of concrete measures to address that issue and hoped for the success of the climate-change negotiations.
53. Equally committed to democracy and human rights, Turkish youth had played an important role in the intense process of political reform witnessed in Turkey over the past 10 years.
54. He welcomed the proclamation of 2010 as the International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/134; it would draw attention to problems of global concern and disseminate among young people the ideals of peace, prosperity, solidarity and understanding.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/65/SR.3