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“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 ›

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Utilising the SDGs to support young Australians in trade

15 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 ›

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“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 ›

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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 ›

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Know Your Recycling

12 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 ›

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Retaining Remembrance

11 November, 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

I have always shied away from blind patriotism; I cast no blanket statements that Australia is the “greatest nation on earth”, quite honestly it makes me cringe.

As a history major at university, the World Wars have always been an interest of mine (and many others) for the sheer volume of geo-political shifts that rippled from these monolithic conflicts.… Read more ›

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