participation in decision-making is one of the key priority areas of the UN's agenda on youth. One form of youth participation at the United Nations has been through the inclusion of youth delegates in a country's official delegation to the United Nations General Assembly and various functional Commissions.
The role of a youth representative varies from country to country. One focus of a youth delegate’s work is in the Third Committee, the part of the General Assembly that deliberates on Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Issues. In past instances, youth delegates have delivered statements on issues of concern to young people in the Third Committee.
Unfortunately, as you might have noticed India does not have a youth representative to the UN as part of its permanent mission to the UN. We here are lobbying for that . Our aim is to make the government realise that the youth representative is a integral part of foreign policy and international decision making especially when India has the largest youth population in the world, which is largely under represented in the international arena.
If you want to help, please do leave your contact details in the comments collumn. We will personally get in touch with you and see how we can help.
If you REALLY want to help . start telling your friends about this issue . make them visit
and tell them all about it and how important it is for us Indian youth to be represented in the UN General Assembly.
If you are REALLY REALLY REALLY interested, we have started a signature campaign, we are aiming at 1 million signatures before new years. Yes, thats before Jan 1st 2010. On the signature campaign we need NAME, ORGANISATION, EMAIL/CONTACT NUMBER and ID PROOF (anything on the lines of drivers license number or id card of a college ).
Population is our strength, now remember that :)