About the Magazine

The Global Advocate is the official UN Youth NSW magazine. Launched for the first time ever in September 2020, The Global Advocate aims to explore international affairs and global issues from a youth perspective. It is a collection of literary and artistic pieces produced by a talented pool of young people selected for their unique point of view. In 2021, we will be publishing two issues of The Global Advocate, and would love to hear from you!

The first issue of the Global Advocate last year was centred around the theme ‘Community’.

For the second issue, we will be focusing on the theme ‘Bodies’.

We will reveal the theme of the third issue later in the year!


While anatomy is sometimes considered ‘objective’, human bodies are frequently a source of debate and discussion. Through bodies people can protest, express their views and signify their cultural identity.

Topics could include: hair, head coverings, tattoos, piercings, body art, skin colour, hair colour, hair length and cut, cultural clothing. The COVID-19 pandemic has also dramatically changed the way we see our bodies and the bodies of others in our society.

You can also think about recent topics you’ve seen in the media, or perhaps even share some of your own experiences. There are many different ways to approach the topic, such as sociocultural, environmental and political angles – so start brainstorming!

Whether you have an interest in written based pieces (essays, interviews, reviews, poetry, critical or creative pieces) or artistic pieces (digital, traditional, photography), we would love to hear from you.

Make sure to submit a pitch below on a chosen topic surrounding the theme ‘Bodies’ by Friday 19 March 2021. If your pitch is selected, you will be working alongside the Editorial Team to develop and write your pieces to be published in June 2021. First-time writers are more than welcome!

The Global Advocate is edited by Aisha Abdu, Constantinos Gouskos, Chunyu Zheng and Maryam Mahvash (nsweditor@unyouth.org.au) under the direction of Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Shinae Taylor (globaladvocate@unyouth.org.au).

2021: Issue 2 / Bodies - Pitch Submission Form

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