This week, Israel’s youth delegate, Yarden Holzer, made her first speech at the UN on Israel’s social development efforts: "Israel is making broad and varied efforts to educate and inspire our youth to a life of social action. We focus on the youth of today in order to create a better tomorrow.”

 Yarden Holzer - Israel's Youth Delegate to the 70th UNGA

 

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Yarden is participating in the General Assembly’s Youth Delegates Programme, which offers a chance for the young generation to work together to improve the social development efforts in their own countries and around the world.

Yarden Holzer, 24, is the Israeli Youth Delegate to the 70th United Nations General Assembly. She is nearing completion of a Master degree in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Jewish Studies from McGill University. Yarden has been active in International relations both in the professional and the academic realms, promoting diplomacy and debate for years by leading the Hebrew University’s Model United Nations, partaking in the International Relations Students’ Association of McGill, and by working in public advocacy both in Israel and abroad and at the Israeli parliament – the Knesset.