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9. Youth and the World

9.3 Exchanges between young people and policy-makers on global issues

Last update: 25 March 2024
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Global issues exchanges with policy-makers at the domestic level

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Global issues exchanges with policy-makers at the international level

The UN Youth Delegate programme started in Romania in 2006, having the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sport and of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Romania is one of the 36 UN Members States supporting this initiative that aims to train young people 18-25 years old to get involved with the highest decision-making fora and to support then their involvement in different activities in their home country. The two selected participants represent the interests of young people in Romania within the United Nations sessions of the New York General Assembly and the work of the Committee on Social Development. In addition to these activities, the two representatives are consulting young people in Romania on topics related to the events’ agenda, engaging in youth events and organizing meetings and projects with other young Romanians to promote the United Nations Development Agenda and priorities for youth.

The programme continued in 2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2021/2022, 2023/2024.

In July 2020, Romania, organised the Community of Democracies digital Youth Forum. The event was organised as part of celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the Community of Democracies (CoD) to highlight the importance of youth inclusion as a key element of strong sustainable democracies. Youth empowerment was a priority of the Presidency of the Community of Democracies of Romania, who has held the mandate for 2019-2021, and a cross-cutting theme mainstreamed into all CoD activities. The CoD Youth Forum provided a global platform for representatives of youth-led organizations and networks to discuss young people’s political and civic participation, share good practices from their countries and regions, and present innovative ways of advancing youth engagement in public life and in democratic processes. Participants also presented the Community of Democracies’ Youth Forum Statement, a call for youth empowerment and improved participation in democratic processes.