Youth Representative Committee
Closes: 3 February
The Youth Representative Program is the only role of its kind in Australia. The Australian Youth Representative to the UN — this year, filled by Kareem El-Ansary — is a role appointed annually by UN Youth Australia in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Running since 1999, the Youth Representative holds an extensive, nationwide consultation tour 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 Rep meeting not only with young leaders, but also prominent members of the Australian community. This includes MPs, NGO leaders and those involved in the youth and education sectors. Last year, Amos addressed numerous youth conferences, conducted school visits in regional and rural areas, met with young people living in emergency housing, and visited juvenile detention centres (to name a few) in his successful tenure.
Assisting Kareem’s time in Australia is the Youth Representative Liaison Committee, headed by UN Youth’s Chief Youth Representation Officer, Nick Mezo.
In joining the committee, you may be asked to assist the liaison in your state/territory to book consultations. In addition, however, all successful applicants will join at least one of the following working groups:
- Political Engagement
Read the position description here and apply via the form below. Applications close 11:59pm Sunday February 3rd.