/ UN Youth Delegate Programme

By 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Estonian National Youth Council  elected Estonia’s first UN youth delegate for the first time. The voluntary youth delegate is part of the official Estonian delegation to the UN and participates in the UN General Assembly, commissions and the Economic and Social Council for one year. The Youth Delegate provides input on youth-related topics and participates in the substantive work of the delegation. Involving young people in decision-making processes is of the utmost importance in UN youth policy, thus the Youth Delegate Programme is a form of youth participation. Each UN member state decides independently who will have the opportunity to represent the young people in its country.  The delegate is also working in Estonia to raise the awareness of the general public on important UN-related issues. In 2020, the priority topics are human rights, sustainable development and Estonia’s participation in the UN Security Council in 2020-2021.

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