That’s right – the Queensland State Conference is returning in 2019. Join hundreds of students in February for a weekend of leadership, diplomacy, and advocacy at the Sunshine Coast.… Read more ›
The following is the statement from the 2018 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations, Amos Washington. This speech was delivered on the 3rd of October, 2018, at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
I am proud to be here representing Australian young people, a diverse and multicultural generation of our vibrant nation.… Read more ›
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 ›
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 ›
This article does not represent UN Youth Australia as a whole – this is simply an interpretation by one of our fantastic facilitators in hope to create ideas and increase dialogue surrounding this topic.
Current developments along the Gaza strip can be traced back to decades of hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians.… 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. Amos Washington is the 2018 Youth Rep and had a chat with UN Youth Australia’s National President, Jessica Herne, about the role.… Read more ›
You watched it grow Seeds sowed between the blood-stained soil A flower 27 metres high You watched it tend to itself Empty water cans Peelings band aids Rough CPR Its detangled roots coughed itself back to life You shook hands with its green thumbs As it groomed brighter than the weeds outside No more Bullets wrapped in thorns In twisting vines And see it was fine The way you watched as it was plucked from its roots You didn’t pull the trigger to shoot But its petals slowly fell Withered and you could tell It still saw red within its tornadoes of warm wind It tries To photosynthesize Reaching out to the sun And you’re still watching As it glows
“Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them”. – Epictetus
Statistics are something that we as humans take for granted, they allow us to numerically visualise reality. This is all well and good until a person cannot imagine the actuality.… Read more ›
I wish the government knew, and appreciated, the incredible stories of young Australians. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be at the UN General Assembly sharing some of them.
I’ve met with tens of thousands of young Australians this year. I’ve collected information from young people in every electorate across Australia.… Read more ›
This International Youth Day, enrol to vote.
This year, I’ve spoken to tens of thousands of young Australians about the issues that matter to them and their proposed solutions to the problems facing their community.
People often ask me if I’m surprised by the contributions in these consultations, and I don’t have a better answer than “no”.… Read more ›