Media Release: Youth Representative to UN a Fresh Voice for Young Australians
UN Youth Australia today announced Adam Pulford, 23, as the Youth Representative to the United Nations in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Adam was selected for the role after an extensive application process with over 300 other extraordinary young Australians. He begins his consultations immediately.
“I’m proud to have this opportunity to represent and advocate for all young Australians on the international stage.” said Adam, originally from Darwin.
Adam will shortly begin a nationwide tour listening to concerns of young people across the country, presenting them to the United Nations in October with the Australian delegation.
With Australia sitting on the Security Council and a federal election, the role carries more weight than ever.
“The election year means there are more opportunities for young people to create change on issues they are passionate about. Young Australians need to be informed about the election, and enrolled to vote.” said Adam.
Increasing youth representation in the election is driving Adam throughout his campaign. Previously he has held leadership roles in PROJECT ROCKIT – a Melbourne-based anti- bullying organisation, the Oaktree Foundation and UN Youth Australia.
The Youth Representative position is selected annually by UN Youth Australia and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
“It’s exciting to see so many young people interested in the work of the United Nations. We’re very eager to work with Adam over the coming year.” Mashood Qureshi, Director of Youth Representation, UN Youth Australia.
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