25 July: High-Level Meeting of General Assembly on Youth Urges Action on Young People’s Unemployment
At a General Assembly special session on youth, member States voiced support for participation of the ‘dot-com generation’ in peace and development efforts. Senior Government officials today called on Member States, with the support of the United Nations, to take action to enable young people to overcome widespread unemployment and other problems and to ensure that they participated integrally in global efforts for peace and sustainable development. Through the outcome document of the High-level Meeting on Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding, adopted by consensus, the Assembly enumerated some 17 areas of action by Member States, pledging “to fulfil our commitments to promote youth development, dialogue and mutual understanding, paying due attention to the relevant internationally agreed development goals”.

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