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The Price of Water

06 November, 2018

This article does not represent teachers or UN Youth Australia as a whole – this is simply an interpretation by one of our fantastic facilitators in hope to create ideas and increased dialogue surrounding this topic.

Water is vital for survival, however, inequalities in its availability and access are a constant source of conflict on community, state and international scales.… Read more ›

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What’s to Fear?

06 November, 2018

This article does not represent teachers or UN Youth Australia as a whole – this is simply an interpretation by one of our fantastic facilitators in hope to create ideas and increased dialogue surrounding this topic.

Fearmongering: ‘The deliberate construction and spreading of fear by institutionalised groups to achieve specific goals or cultural impacts.’

In my university endeavours, I needed to search the phrase ‘Sudanese’.… Read more ›

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Youth Rep 2017

31 October, 2016

Each year, UN Youth Australia in consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade select the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations. Paige Burton was recently announced as the 2017 Youth Rep, so UN Youth’s CEO Brianna Bell sat down with Paige to chat about what the next year holds.… Read more ›

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Harmony Day: Our numbers in Australia tell a unique and compelling story

17 March, 2015 Written by Yassmin Abdel-Magied Almost half of us were born overseas or has a parent who was. We hail from 300 countries and speak as many languages.

Cultural diversity is a big part of who we are as a nation.

That’s why I’m jumping on board to help make this year’s Harmony Day celebrations on 21 March awesome – and I encourage you to think about what it means to live in such a multicultural country.… Read more ›

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Laura John’s Final Report

15 January, 2015

Our amazing 2014 Youth Representative to the UN, Laura John, has this week released her final report.

It comes at the end of a phenomenal year including a five-month, nation-wide Listening Tour and her time representing young Australians with the Australian Mission to the UN in New York City.… Read more ›