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!