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The Middle East Experience: Conflict Made Real

14 March, 2017

She was only 10. She was not a terrorist. She did not know what this war meant.

This January I spent two weeks in Jordan and Israel as a volunteer on the Middle East Experience. It was a chance for 16 high school students to see some of the biggest problems our world is facing and learn about the humanity in a conflict so often reduced to little more than statistics.… Read more ›

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National

The Empathy Exams

02 March, 2017

“Metaphors are tiny saviours leading the way out of sentimentality, small disciples of Pound, urging “Say it new! Say it new!” It’s hard for emotion to feel flat if its language is suitably novel, to feel excessive if its rendering is suitably opaque.”

― Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams: Essays

How do you explain what empathy is?… Read more ›

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National

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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Voice 2016 – an interview with National Finalist Mirella Wong

19 September, 2016 We asked one of last year's National Finalists for Voice Victoria 2015, Mirella Wong, about her experiences with the competition and what she's learned since competing at Voice.

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 ›

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National

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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