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 ›
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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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
UN Youth: Why did you apply to be Australian Youth Rep?
CE: The UN Youth Rep role is an unparalleled opportunity to consult with young Australians from all walks of life, on issues that are of international significance. The global landscape of business, politics and development is undergoing radical change as a result of new (and arguably democratising) technologies – however this change isn’t occurring evenly, even within a country such as Australia.… Read more ›
On October 7, the Australian Youth Delegate to the United Nations (UN), Mr Shea Spierings, delivered the Australian Statement on Youth Issues to the UN General Assembly. The National statement, which was drafted by Mr Spierings himself along with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as other relevant Government Departments, outlined the important role that education plays in ensuring Australian society continues to remain peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive.… Read more ›
After 26 hours in transit, I landed in New York City. It was a warm Sunday afternoon when I finally arrived at the place I’d be staying in for the next 6 weeks – a place in Midtown, central Manhattan, located just one Avenue away from the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ).… Read more ›