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Oral Youth Statement at 42nd Session of UN CPD

Oral Youth Statement at 42nd Session of UN CPD

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Oral Youth Statement at the 42nd Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development
Oral Youth Statement at the 42nd Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development

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Youthoralstatementforthe42
nd
SessionoftheCommissiononPopulationandDevelopment2009
Chairpersonanddistinguishedrepresentatives,Itisanhonorandaprivilegetostandbeforeyoutodayasayouthdelegateand-inpartnershipwithActionCanadaforPopulationandDevelopment-shareperspectivesfrommygenerationandthosewhoareyoungerstill.
[Whyyoungpeople?] 
MypeersandImakeupthelargestyounggenerationinhistory.Wemaynotallhavefinishedschool,wemaynotallbemarriedandwemaynotshareallofourvalueswitholdergenerationsbutwedohaverightsandneedsthatmustbeaddressed.Indeed,inordertoachievetheMillenniumDevelopmentGoalsandthegoalssetattheICPDinCairo,you,esteemedrepresentativesoftheworld’sgovernments,willhavetopayattentiontous.Onlytoday,morethanthreethousandpeopleundertheageof24havebeeninfectedwithHIV/AIDS.Infact,youngpeopleages15-24accountforalmosthalfofallnewHIVinfectionsworldwide.Amongwomenaged15to19,pregnancyanditscomplicationsaretheleadingcauseofdeath.Themajorityofmypeersaroundtheworldisstillmisinformedabouthowtopreventapregnancy,unsureabouthowsexuallytransmittedinfectionsarespread,theylacktheskillstostandupfortheirownsexualandreproductivehealth,andtheyhaveinsufficientaccesstomuchneededcontraceptivesandyouth-friendlysexualandreproductivehealthcareandservices.
[Whatdowewant?] 
Thisiswhywecalluponyou.Wedemand,firstofall,tobeempoweredthroughcomprehensive,evidenceinformedsexualityeducation.Knowledgeistheonlywaythroughwhichwecanfreeourselvesfromignoranceandsometimesharmfultraditions.Withknowledgewecanmakeinformeddecisionsabouthavingchildren,marryingorbeingsexuallyactive.Secondly,weclaimourrighttoaccesstoeffectivefamilyplanningservicesandsafeabortionforyoungpeople.Withoutthis,wewillhaveinsufficientautonomyoverourlives,inparticulartoexercisecontroloveroursexualandreproductivehealthandrights.Thirdly,weclaimourrightasagreedonintheICPDPoAtobemeaningfullyinvolvedinthedesign,implementation,monitoringandevaluationofpoliciesthattouchourlivesinthemostintimateanddirectways.WearehereattheCPDtovoiceourconcerns,needsandopenlytalkwithyou.
[Closing] 
Ladiesandgentlemen,weaskyoutomovebeyondtherhetoricofgoalsandtargets,totakeconcretesteps.Weurgeyoutoencourageyourgovernmentstocomplywithagreementsmade.Andwetrustyouwilltakeupyourresponsibilitytoaddressyoungpeople'sneedsandrightsintheresolutionthatwillbeadoptedhere.Wearethepresentandthefuture.Noyouthmeansnochange.Thankyou.

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