“I learnt in UN Youth that if you say yes to everything, then good things quickly follow.”23 March, 2021
Alumni Series #2: Jethro Cohen
Meet Jethro Cohen, currently working at :Different in operations and customer strategy, and former executive member of the NSW Division and convenor of both domesitc and international activities!
What do you currently do?
I work in a VC-backed Australian prop-tech startup called :Different, where I lead the Central Operations and Customer Strategy team.… Read more ›
Utilising the SDGs to support young Australians in trade15 March, 2021
UN Youth Australia and BBM Youth Support (BBM) are proud to announce the launch of a new partnership assisting BBM Scholars to learn and grow aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
BBM Scholarships support young people in agriculture, trades and horticulture to become practical, holistic leaders of the future who are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.… Read more ›
“Young People Have the Capacity To Do Important And Meaningful Things”19 January, 2021
Alumni Series #1: Jonty Katz
Meet Jonty Katz, a management consultant in McKinsey & Company’s Sydney office and former UN Youth National President. UN Youth Australia has shaped a large part of both Jonty’s personal and professional life.
From being encouraged by his debating coach to attend a NSW Evatt Round in Year 10, to being appointed as National President in 2017, Jonty is now part of our extensive alumni network and has taken the time to share his experiences with us!… Read more ›
Welcome to 2021!01 January, 2021
Happy New Year and welcome to 2021!
To our delegates, volunteers, schools and educators, partners and community, we thank you for joining us in 2020. We are excited to continue our journey with you in 2021! 2020 was nothing less than an unprecedented year, but here at UN Youth, it is certainly an exciting moment to enter into the new year. … Read more ›
Be innovative and ambitious this World Energy Conservation Day14 December, 2020
December 14th- just a week and a half away from Christmas- is World Energy Conservation Day. It’s a day which aims to raise awareness about energy efficiency and conservation and encourages world leaders to prioritise accessible and sustainable energy generation.
The United Nation’s 7th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) is Affordable and Clean Energy.… Read more ›
#Stand4HumanRights10 December, 2020
The 10th of December is internationally recognised as Human Rights Day, a day commemorating the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR enshrines fundamental human rights and freedoms for all, regardless of race, creed, gender, sexuality, religion or any other difference. … Read more ›
Together we can, through Volunteering05 December, 2020
This year on UN International Volunteer Day, we aim to thank volunteers for their actions and showcase the impact of volunteering during the COVID-19 crisis. #Togetherwecan
These volunteers were nominated by their divisions for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm during an extraordinary year.… Read more ›
Our Press, Your Freedom17 November, 2020
How does the freedom of the press impact political and social empowerment? How does it change democracy? And finally, how does it affect you?
Join UN Youth Queensland for their final Summit of 2020 – Our Press, Our Freedom- and voice your solutions to shape our future! … Read more ›
Know Your Recycling12 November, 2020
National Recycling Week 2020
I never thought too much about recycling in Australia until I learnt about China’s ban against foreign waste in 2018. At the time, China was the largest purchaser of plastic waste and instituted its ban against foreign waste in response to the threat to their environment posed by the large amounts of contaminated waste.… Read more ›