This year, the representative Amos Washington, travelled almost 100,000 kilometres, holding 152 consultations across Australia in both urban and regional areas between March and August; in schools and community groups, non-profit organisations, clubs, universities, TAFEs and juvenile detention centres. […]
“If young people had a greater say in decision-making and setting our policy agenda, our world would be kinder, safer, and healthier,’’ his report says. “If young people had a greater say, our world would truly be more united.’’
Mr Washington goes to New York. What sounds like a Hollywood movie title is actually an impressive opportunity bestowed on a young Mount Barker man to address the United Nations General Assembly.
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On this episode we chat with Amos Washington, Australia’s Youth Representative to the UN about representing the views of Australian young people on the world stage.
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Amos is interviewed in Verse Magazine, answering with great insight into his experiences leading up to his role as Youth Representative, and his perspective on the year ahead.