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 ›
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They say that representation is only changed by a mass of voices and stories. In September 2016, committed to that idea, I started The Young Asian Australians’ Journal (TYAAJ) to help better represent the dynamically diverse and unique demographics of Australia today.… Read more ›
This International Day of People with Disabilities we took the opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible things our volunteers with disabilities are doing in UN Youth and beyond, and what they wish people knew this IDPWD.
Monica is a facilitator with UN Youth, who would definitely be a kitten if she was an animal.… 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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
It was a clear May afternoon in 2008, and my sisters and I had just gotten back from school. We, like the rest of the world, were not expecting anything to happen. But when my mom turned on the TV, we saw the devastation that had struck.… Read more ›
Could you please elaborate more on your work within the LGBTQIA+ community, including how you first got started in this line of work and what you are currently focusing on?
In 2010 I lost a friend to suicide, and I had a subsequent breakdown shortly after.… Read more ›
UN Youth: What’s the main message of World Interfaith Harmony Week?
NB: First a very brief history of World Interfaith Harmony Week – it began when the UN General Assembly passed a resolution – proposed by the King of Jordan – back in 2010 that essentially recognized the imperative need for dialogue amongst the different faiths and religions of the world to enhance mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation amongst people.… Read more ›