Delegates: Ms. Mokhd, Mr. Tkymotsko
73. Ms. Mokhd (Ukraine), speaking as a youth delegate, said that young people could play a crucial role in building a more peaceful world. Her father’s experience as a refugee from the Taliban regime had inspired her to see the contribution that refugees could make, and the international community should ensure that migrants and refugees were given the opportunity to contribute.
74. In the heart of Europe, shots were still being heard in Ukraine as the Russian aggression continued. It had already claimed 13,000 lives and left 30,000 wounded, while forcing some 1.5 million people from their homes in the Donbas region and Crimea. No one with a sense of humanity could remain indifferent.
75. Mr. Tkymotsko (Ukraine), speaking as a youth delegate, said that young people had a vital part to play in shaping a prosperous future, but many young Ukrainians were sacrificing their life plans for their country’s security. Ukraine had been fighting against external aggression for six years, and the international community must support it and its young people in the face of the gross human rights violations committed by Russia in Crimea and parts of the Donbas region.
UN Doc.: A/C.3/74/SR.3
UN Doc.: A/C.3/74/SR.3, 2 October 2019, p. 10-11, Youth Delegate Search: https://youthdelegatesearch.org/ukraine-2019/.