We are proud of our 2nd year Law and Diplomacy Bachelor programme student Kristiana Plāte who has become the first delegate representing Latvia in the United Nations Youth Delegates Program in High-level political forum in New York this week.
The United Nations Youth Delegates Program has been established in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Latvia, and Kristiāna was chosen as the UN Youth Delegate, taking into account her contribution to the UN Youth Delegates Program.
The UN Youth Delegates Program is a UN initiative to promote youth participation in their public administration. The UN Youth Delegate is part of the country’s national delegation to UN events. The young person's role in the national delegation is to give his or her vision in youth-related areas, to help the national delegation within its capabilities and skills, as well as to collaborate with Youth delegates from other countries.
During the Forum session, Kristiāna will participate in meetings on sustainable development and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and specific Sustainable Development Goals, where UN member states will share experience and seek solutions to the most pressing challenges of development. On July 12, Kristiāna will meet Jayathma Wickramanayake (the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth) to discuss with the United Nations Youth Delegates from other countries the main tasks and challenges of the Youth Delegation mission.
Besides Kristiana will also work together with the European United Nations Youth Delegates in the framework of the High-Level Political Forum #HowWeSavedOurFuture – A Talk Show from the Year 2050”. July 15 Christian will also meet with Noelle Richard (UNDP Youth Global Programme Manager) to discuss youth involvement in the sustainable development-oriented policies.
We wish good luck to Kristiāna to represent Latvian youth interests.
Source of information: www.izm.gov.lv