Registrations for Tasmanian State Conference 2020 have now open!

17 October, 2019

“State Conference 2019 was one of the most influential, educational, and positive experiences I’ve ever had the privilege to be a part of” – Tess, 16.

Registrations for UN Youth Tasmania’s State Conference 2020 are now open.

State Conference brings together young Tasmanians between grades 9-12 from across the state to meet other like-minded, passionate Tasmanians, learn from educational content, and have their voices heard in discussions on issues most important to them.… Read more ›


Gideon’s Hot Take: How GMOs Can Feed The World

03 October, 2019

By Gideon Daley

So some of you might have heard of a little thing called climate change? You’ve probably watched on the news how climate change will cause more frequent crazy weather events like bushfires and floods, or how it’s causing sea waters to rise so much that small islands in the Pacific like Kiribati are under threat of sinking entirely.… Read more ›

Alumni Spotlight: Henny Smith

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Alumni Spotlight: Henny Smith

02 July, 2019

Henny Smith was the National President of UN Youth Australia from 2007 – 2008 and is now working for the national activist organisation GetUp. We got in touch with Henny to hear about her current work and past volunteer experience.

What role do you currently have in GetUp?Read more ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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 ›


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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