A Brief Guide to Youth Delegates to the United Nations General Assembly

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The purpose of this guide is to provide Government representatives with information regarding national youth delegates to the General Assembly and other relevant meetings of the United Nations. It has been prepared by the United Nations Programme on Youth, a part of the Division for Social Policy and Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Programme acts as a focal point within the United Nations system on matters relating to young people, particularly in relation to the priority areas identified in the World Programme of Action for Youth. Specifically, the Programme aims to: - Enhance awareness of the global situation of youth and to increase recognition of their rights and aspirations; - Promote national youth policies, programmes, and coordinating mechanisms as integral parts of social and economic development, in cooperation with both governmental and non-governmental organizations; and - Strengthen the participation of youth in decision-making processes at all levels in order to increase their contribution to national development and international cooperation.

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