DUF's Youth Delegate Programme
Every year, eight Danish youth delegates represent the Danish youth at the UN as well as other multilateral fora. The youth delegates are representatives of Danish children- and youth organisations and appointed by DUF to give Danish youth a voice in international decision-making processes. The youth delegates also contribute in disseminating and anchoring global agendas among Danish youth through different informational activities.
Denmark has had a young representative included in its delegations to the UN General Assembly since 1972, except from 2008-2014 when the programme was temporarily suspended. In 2020, the programme was redesigned and now consists of a total of eight youth delegates working with human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals as an overall framework and, appointed in pairs, following four thematic focus areas:
1. Equality and SRHR (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rigths)
2. Climate and Environment
3. Democracy and Partnerships
4. Technical and Vocational Education and Job Creation
The Youth Delegate Programme is part of DUF's cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Global Youth Programme.
The role of the youth delegates is to represent the Danish youth in the Danish delegations to the UN and other multilateral fora and to bring the voices of youth to be heard in international decision-making processes. In addition to this role, the youth delegates are also active agents in communicating and embedding global agendas among the Danish youth as well as interacting with DUF memberorganisations and other children- and youth organisations working with or within these themes.
The Danish youth delegates are nominated by Danish children- and youth organisations and appointed by the Danish Youth Council.
You can keep up with the Danish Youth Delegates activities by following their Twitter profile.