Pacific Project 2014 Delegate Profiles

13 July, 2014

Pacific Project is a unique collaboration between UN Youth Australia and Destination Dreaming, partnering to help young people to understand and contribute to the world around them.

It is a year-long project for years 10 -12 students and culminates in a two week exploration of East Timor.… Read more ›


An Interview with our Youth Rep, Laura John

05 February, 2014

You’d have probably heard by now that this years Australian Youth Rep to the UN is the well-deserving Laura John.  The 24-year-old Melbournite has an impressive history of leadership roles and initiatives with the likes of the Oaktree Foundation, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and most recently Human Rights First in New York City, all the while completing her Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law at Monash University.… Read more ›


UN Hears Australian Youth

08 October, 2013

Australian youth had their concerns heard by the United Nations overnight.

Adam Pulford, the Australian Youth Representative to the UN, spoke in New York on Monday at the UN General Assembly on behalf of Australian young people.

Mr Pulford raised ending discrimination and achieving equality for all as the priority of young Australians.… Read more ›


Human Rights Summit Registration Information

14 May, 2013

More than 150 students have registered for the Human Rights Summit on Thursday May 16.

All the pertinent details for Summit attendees can be found below:

UNYHRS Registrations 2013 – Allocations as of 15-05

Human Rights Summit – Delegate Guide

In addition, we recommend that participants skim over these two optional readings:

The Wikipedia article on LGBT rights by country (extremely accurate, despite it being Wikipedia – check out your assigned country and the list of references for more reading), The UN Human Rights Council report on LGBT rights.… Read more ›

UN Youth Marches in Sydney Mardi Gras

03 March, 2013

Having almost sold the city out of feathers, boas and glitter; 15 members of UN Youth Australia took to Oxford Street for the 35th Annual Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras parade.

Despite some technical difficulties with the car early in the night causing some mild stress, a member of the parade donning a leg brace, and almost all of our members being fairly uncoordinated; “Youth United” took off down Oxford street.… Read more ›

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