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“I learnt in UN Youth that if you say yes to everything, then good things quickly follow.”

23 March, 2021

Alumni Series #2: Jethro Cohen

Meet Jethro Cohen, currently working at :Different in operations and customer strategy, and former executive member of the NSW Division and convenor of both domesitc and international activities!

What do you currently do?

I work in a VC-backed Australian prop-tech startup called :Different, where I lead the Central Operations and Customer Strategy team.… Read more ›

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Welcome to 2021!

01 January, 2021

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021!

To our delegates, volunteers, schools and educators, partners and community, we thank you for joining us in 2020. We are excited to continue our journey with you in 2021! 2020 was nothing less than an unprecedented year, but here at UN Youth, it is certainly an exciting moment to enter into the new year. … Read more ›

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Know Your Recycling

12 November, 2020

National Recycling Week 2020 

I never thought too much about recycling in Australia until I learnt about China’s ban against foreign waste in 2018. At the time, China was the largest purchaser of plastic waste and instituted its ban against foreign waste in response to the threat to their environment posed by the large amounts of contaminated waste.… Read more ›

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Retaining Remembrance

11 November, 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

I have always shied away from blind patriotism; I cast no blanket statements that Australia is the “greatest nation on earth”, quite honestly it makes me cringe.

As a history major at university, the World Wars have always been an interest of mine (and many others) for the sheer volume of geo-political shifts that rippled from these monolithic conflicts.… Read more ›

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The power of Gender Equality and how it can empower Women and humanity

11 October, 2020

Gender Equality is the 5th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to transform our world and a fundamental Human Right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Getting to equal: in Australia.

While women make up 50.7% of the Australian population, the truth is that women continue to face inequality: The national gender “pay gap” is 15.3% and it has remained between 15% and 19% for the past two decades; these differences mean women often receive less in wages and remuneration than men.… Read more ›

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