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Listening Tour 2016 by UN Youth Rep Chris Eigeland

11 May, 2016

In a recent interview, UN Youth’s Emily Chantler spoke with the 2016 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations about his vision and goals for the upcoming national Listening Tour.

What is the Listening Tour and what is it’s purpose?

The Listening Tour is the main opportunity for the Youth Rep to consult with a wide-range of young Australians, from all walks of life.… Read more ›

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Australia and the UN: Interview with Matthew Kronborg, National Executive Director of the United Nations Association of Australia

09 March, 2016

The formal makings of the United Nations first began with the declaration of St. James’ Palace in 1941 where, hoping to avoid the atrocities of more World Wars, Australian representatives and those of fifty-one other countries – including Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand and France – ratified a declaration proclaiming an intent to work together for enduring peace.… Read more ›

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World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016: an interview with Nivy Balachandran

03 February, 2016

UN Youth: What’s the main message of World Interfaith Harmony Week?

NB: First a very brief history of World Interfaith Harmony Week – it began when the UN General Assembly passed a resolution – proposed by the King of Jordan – back in 2010 that essentially recognized the imperative need for dialogue amongst the different faiths and religions of the world to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation amongst people.… Read more ›

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Introducing the 2016 Australia Youth Representative to the UN – Chris Eigeland

31 January, 2016

UN Youth: Why did you apply to be Australian Youth Rep?

CE: The UN Youth Rep role is an unparalleled opportunity to consult with young Australians from all walks of life, on issues that are of international significance. The global landscape of business, politics and development is undergoing radical change as a result of new (and arguably democratising) technologies – however this change isn’t occurring evenly, even within a country such as Australia.… Read more ›

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Delivery of the National Youth Statement to the United Nations by Shea Spierings

16 November, 2015

On October 7, the Australian Youth Delegate to the United Nations (UN), Mr Shea Spierings, delivered the Australian Statement on Youth Issues to the UN General Assembly. The National statement, which was drafted by Mr Spierings himself along with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as other relevant Government Departments, outlined the important role that education plays in ensuring Australian society continues to remain peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive.… Read more ›

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