Nikola Petrović, an honorary member of the Club for the UN at Law Faculty, University of Belgrade, has been elected for Serbian Youth Delegate to the United Nations and for an Advisor on questions of youth to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the UN in New York. Within his one year mandate, Nikola will participate in work of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, Ecosoc Youth Forum, and Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Initiated by the Serbian Association for the UN, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Youth and Sports have recognised the importance of creating mechanism for youth engagement in the decision-making processes. The ministries acted to include the youth in problems solving forum relating to the question of significance for the society as a whole, not just regarding to youth itself.
On 5th October, Nikola Petrovićheld a speech at the UN General Assembly where he shared the challenges the youth in Serbia face, as well as the programs created by the government to support the positions of Serbian youth. A game-changer within these examples is awarding the City of Novi Sad for European Youth Capital 2019.
Besides the UN General Assembly, Serbian Youth Delegates had the opportunity to join in the work of Security Council meetings, as well as in the working group for the UN draft Resolution of Human Organs Trafficking. Serbian Youth Delegates have also visited numerous side-events hosted by the permanent missions of the UN member states on a variety of topics where they exchanged examples of good practices in the field of youth policies.
The United Nations Club is very proud for one of our members has achieved such accomplishment, we are sure he represents youth of his country with great knowledge and dignity, and we wish him luck in his future career.
* Youth Delegates with Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.
Nikola Petrović, second row, second in a line from left side.