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 ›
In May of this year, the Supreme Court of the United States made their decision pertaining to Dobbs v.… Read more ›
Alumni Series #1: Jonty Katz
Meet Jonty Katz, a management consultant in McKinsey & Company’s Sydney office and former UN Youth National President. UN Youth Australia has shaped a large part of both Jonty’s personal and professional life.
From being encouraged by his debating coach to attend a NSW Evatt Round in Year 10, to being appointed as National President in 2017, Jonty is now part of our extensive alumni network and has taken the time to share his experiences with us!… Read more ›
The 10th of December is internationally recognised as Human Rights Day, a day commemorating the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR enshrines fundamental human rights and freedoms for all, regardless of race, creed, gender, sexuality, religion or any other difference. … Read more ›
These volunteers were nominated by their divisions for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm during an extraordinary year.… Read more ›
How does the freedom of the press impact political and social empowerment? How does it change democracy? And finally, how does it affect you?
Gender Equality is the 5th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to transform our world and a fundamental Human Right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Getting to equal: in Australia.
While women make up 50.7% of the Australian population, the truth is that women continue to face inequality: The national gender “pay gap” is 15.3% and it has remained between 15% and 19% for the past two decades; these differences mean women often receive less in wages and remuneration than men.… Read more ›
Content Warning: Mental Health & Suicide
Mental Health was the third biggest issue raised by young people in the 2019 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations listening tour.
The pressures on our mental health system are well documented and are sadly too familiar to many Australians.… Read more ›