NEW YORK, OCTOBER 3 – Youth unemployment and the worrisome data regarding the Non (engaged) in Education, Employment or Training young people are two challenges are of paramount importance for both Italian and global Youth, the Italian Youth Delegates to the United Nations, Giuseppina de Marco and Tommaso Murè, told the Third Committee Meeting of the 72nd General Assembly on Social Development in New York.
“Unemployment are still rising and today a young person is three times more likely to be unemployed, while the so-called NEET gave up on their future and personal aspirations. They do not see any way or meaning to contribute to society. In developed countries ILO data show a NEET rate of around 25% of youths aged 15-29”, de Marco and Mure’ said. They are both final year students from the University of Bologna and Roma Tre and they spoke in the national capacity.
Giuseppina and Tommaso are the first Italian students to tale part in the Delegates Youth Programme. About 100 young leaders were selected for the initiative which goes way beyond and internship tor a Model UN. During their New York stay, the De Marco and Mure’ will be part of the Italian delegation to the UN. The involvement in the Programme is proof of the Italian commitment at the international level to youth empowerment. Another proof is the gift of $400,000 (USD) to the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to support its activities.
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