Vote Aoife and Tugba to the United Nations
They both want to be a youth delegate at the United Nations. Aoife Fleming, an International Studies student, wants to represent young people in Sustainable Development and Tugba Kilinc wants to represent young people in Human Rights and Security. Vote now!
The Dutch UN youth delegates travel through the country to hear what young people have to say about topics such as equality, climate change, peace, security and international collaboration. The delegates bring what they have heard to conferences and high-level meetings, at home and abroad.
The Dutch UN youth delegates travel through the country to hear what young people have to say about topics such as equality, climate change, peace, security and international collaboration. The delegates bring what they have heard to conferences and meetings, some of which at a high level, at home and abroad.
The youth delegates work in pairs, in a junior-senior system. The predecessors thus pass their experience onto their successors. They are supported by a group of young volunteers who organise events
The two students are both competing against one other candidate, so are not each other’s direct competitors. Vote for them both!
Aoife Fleming - Sustainable Development
‘I think it is important for our voice to be heard in decisions on how to create a sustainable future. After all, we will have to live longest with the consequences of these decisions despite having contributed least to the climate problem.’
Tugba Kilinc - Human Rights and Security
‘I believe that you need the younger generation if you want to create change in the world. With their fresh and clear insights, young people are able to offer creative solutions to the challenges facing society. Only if young people are involved in all decisionmaking will we be able to build a sustainable and stable future in which peace is not a dream but a reality.’
Voting is open until 21 October
Voting is open until 21:00 hours on Monday 21 October. The two new young delegates will be announced at UN Night in Amsterdam, also on 21 October
The election is the initiative of NJR, the National Youth Council.