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Alumni Spotlight: Ben Playle

13 April, 2019

Ben Playle was the National President of UN Youth Australia from 1997-98 and was involved in the drafting of our first National Constitution. Since then he has held various positions working in international relations, including as as the Deputy High Commissioner at the Australian High Commission in South Africa.Read more ›

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UN Youth Victoria Schools Newsletter

31 January, 2019

As a leader inspiring young people within your school community, we want to keep you up to date with all UN Youth Victoria’s events throughout the year.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, once a term we will send you an email with details on the events we have coming up and how to get involved.… Read more ›

National

Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Hudson

31 January, 2019

Andrew Hudson was the 1998 President of UN Youth Australia and the inaugural Youth Representative to the United Nations in 1999.

In the 20 years since he’s had a diverse career in the fields of international law and human rights. Andrew currently lives in New York and is the CEO of the NGO, Crisis Action.… Read more ›

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Introducing Kareem – the 2019 Youth Representative

09 January, 2019

Each year, UN Youth Australia in consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade select the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations. Kareem El-Ansary is the 2019 Youth Representative. He sat down for a chat with UN Youth Australia’s Chief Youth Representation Officer, Nick Mezo, about the role.… Read more ›

National

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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2017 Youth Representative Report

13 September, 2018

Each year, the Youth Representative to the United Nations conducts a nation-wide consultation to hear the voices of our young people.

Our 2018 Youth Representative, Amos, has just landed in New York City, and is starting his period working with the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations.… Read more ›

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Looking at Maths from Acute(r) angle

29 August, 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.

For those of you who know me, you might also know that I’m currently studying to be a high school mathematics teacher; perhaps a nontraditional career path for your local UN Youth Facilitator.… Read more ›

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