Kareem appeared on The Project earlier this year. Check out his interview below!
Kareem El-Ansary, Australia’s Youth Ambassador to the UN, discusses what’s on the minds of our youth today.
Posted by The Project on Thursday, July 11, 2019
“What Future Do Young People Want To Build” Youth Lecture Series – Wednesday February 27
For our eleventh episode, we sit down with Kareem El-Ansary, the 2019 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations as he embarks on a listening tour across Australia to discover the most important issues to young Australians.
Together we discuss his journey into the role, the nuances of providing policy recommendations, the need to ensure young people’s voices are heard and strategies to re-engage young people with politics.
Australia’s new UN Youth representative says his selection is an example of what is possible for other young Arabs living in Western countries.
A part of Kareem El-Ansary’s new role as Australia’s UN Youth Representative for 2019 is to show other young Arab Australians that “something like this is possible”.
The 23-year-old told SBS Arabic24 that the role is unique and it essentially gives all young people of Australia a platform to speak up about the issues they care about.
Kareem travelled to Toowoomba as part of the 2019 Listening Tour. Here he speaks with local newspaper The Chronicle.
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.
Download the episode from iTunes here.
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.