Young people have a democratic right to be involved in decision-making as peers, said youth delegate Remen. 
Photo: Norway Mission/Anders Aalbu.Young people have a democratic right to be involved in decision-making as peers, said youth delegate Remen. Photo: Norway Mission/Anders Aalbu

A youth voice in the UN

Last updated: 10/3/2011 // When The Norwegian Children and Youth Council sends two delegates to the United Nations, it is because they know that youth participation still is an unsolved issue in many countries.

"We are very concerned with the operationalization in the different member states," says Julie Midtgarden Remen. "It is important that the promises and resolutions we agree on actually are implemented."

Together with the other youth delegate, Jon André Hvoslef-Eide, she represents 99 youth organisations with half a million members. They both know very well that the right of young people to participate and be involved is not present everywhere.

"This needs to be stressed, also at a time when the world is going through fiscal difficulties," says Remen.  

Read the entire statement.


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