National Listening Tour

The Australian Youth Representative to the UN is the only role of its kind in Australia. The position is appointed annually by UN Youth Australia in consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Youth Representative holds an extensive, nationwide consultation to engage with and discover the issues that are most important to young Australians.

Known as the Listening Tour, this consultation process sees the Youth Representative meeting not only with young people, but also with prominent members of the Australian community. This including MPs, NGO leaders and those involved in the youth and education sectors.

In September, the Youth Representative travels to New York to represent Australian youth at the United Nations, as a member of the official Australian Delegation to the UN. There, the Youth Rep delivers a speech on their findings during the Listening Tour. You can find Kareem’s address this year on the ‘Home’ section, above.

Upon the Youth Rep’s return to Australia, they deliver a report to the federal government on the year’s consultations. Our 2019 findings are coming soon.

In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more about the consultation process, download our 2019 Consultation Pack below!

View the 2019 Consultation Pack


2019 State & Territory Breakdown

The 2019 Listening Tour has officially come to a close. We’re still in the process of organising our 2020 schedule, but it should look similar to this year’s itinerary:

NSW: February 16 — February 28, March 14 — March 15 (NSW State Conference), May 27-31 (Regional, combined with SA), June 1 — June 11.

VIC: March 1 — March 8 (State Conf 8th), April 29 — May 3, July 18 — July 28

QLD: March 9 — March 13, June 12 — June 22, August 6 — August 12

SA: March 24 — March 28, May 11 — May 16, May 27-31 (Regional, combined with NSW), June 26 — June 27

NT: March 29 — April 7, May 6 — May 10

WA: April 8 — April 15, June 28 — July 6

ACT: April 16 — April 21, August 13 — August 19

TAS: May 20 — May 26, July 29 — August 5

Want to Meet Our Next Youth Rep?

As we continue to compile our 2020 itinerary, we’re looking for expressions of interest to meet with our next Youth Rep. Just fill out the below!

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