UN Youth Australia is excited to announce Imogen Kane (she/her) as the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2023. Imogen, 23 years old from Melbourne, Victoria, is responsible for engaging with young people across Australia to understand their experiences and concerns with today’s local, domestic, and international issues.… Read more ›
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Angelica Ojinnaka is Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2022. Informed by the diversity of experiences, opinions, and perspectives of young people in Australia through UN Youth Australia’s Listening Tour, Angelica represented young people globally in an address to the United Nations Third Committee of the General Assembly (77th Session).… Read more ›
UN Youth Australia is pleased to announce that Lucy Stronach is the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2021.
The Youth Representative program is run by UN Youth Australia in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. … Read more ›
In every state and territory of Australia, a child in Grade 4 can be arrested by police, put in front of a court and sent away to prison. It’s a blight on the law of this country, and it needs to stop.… Read more ›
Laura John is a human rights lawyer and has worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and with advocacy organisations across the globe,
Laura was our 2014 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations and is currently the National President of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) Youth Professionals Network.… Read more ›
Racism was the most raised issue among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the 2019 UN Youth Representative Listening Tour, with 64 percent of respondents selecting it compared with 58 percent of non-Indigenous respondents. In consultations, young people spoke of frequent experiences with structural and systemic racism.… Read more ›
Our 2018 Youth Representative to the United Nations Amos Washington has had his consultation report referenced in the South Australian Government’s Youth Action Plan.
The SA Government’s plan outlines the state’s vision for “A South Australia that is safe, inclusive and sustainable for all young people, now and into the future” and outlines a number of goals for the state to take action on.… Read more ›
UN Youth Australia are committed to acting with urgency and purpose to support the community of young people across the nation during COVID-19.
At UN Youth Australia, we educate over 15,000 young Australians each year about international issues and the role of the UN.… Read more ›
The time has come for Kareem El-Ansary to say goodbye as your Youth Representative to the UN.
“When I started in this role, I couldn’t have imaged the extraordinary journey that awaited me. Being Youth Rep is a singular privilege that is hard to describe.… Read more ›