February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. So we sat down with some of our volunteers working and studying in the field: read on to hear about their love of science and the experiences that led them there.… Read more ›
One of the phrases often mentioned during introductory speeches at conferences is that “this conference is a marathon not a sprint.” My Christian faith helps me pace myself throughout each UN Youth event, as I start and end every day with prayer.… Read more ›
This International Day of People with Disabilities we took the opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible things our volunteers with disabilities are doing in UN Youth and beyond, and what they wish people knew this IDPWD.
Monica is a facilitator with UN Youth, who would definitely be a kitten if she was an animal.… Read more ›
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 ›
What did you give your speeches on?
My speeches were on ‘How can we significantly reduce homelessness in Australia?’, ‘How can we promote the rights of Indigenous people around the world?’ and ‘How can we safeguard and secure our world’s future?’ I focussed my solutions in regards to homelessness on the unification of NGOs and governmental services, as well as implementing a ‘housing first’ scheme.… Read more ›
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 ›
It was a clear May afternoon in 2008, and my sisters and I had just gotten back from school. We, like the rest of the world, were not expecting anything to happen. But when my mom turned on the TV, we saw the devastation that had struck.… Read more ›
Half of the world’s species have completely disappeared in the last forty years and approximately 95 elephants are killed each day. Terrible atrocities against our natural world are being committed every day and continue to make news headlines around the world. … Read more ›
Could you please elaborate more on your work within the LGBTQIA+ community, including how you first got started in this line of work and what you are currently focusing on?
In 2010 I lost a friend to suicide, and I had a subsequent breakdown shortly after.… Read more ›
Australia and the UN: Interview with Matthew Kronborg, National Executive Director of the United Nations Association of Australia09 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 ›