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The Price of Water

06 November, 2018

This article does not represent teachers or UN Youth Australia as a whole – this is simply an interpretation by one of our fantastic facilitators in hope to create ideas and increased dialogue surrounding this topic.

Water is vital for survival, however, inequalities in its availability and access are a constant source of conflict on community, state and international scales.… Read more ›

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What’s to Fear?

06 November, 2018

This article does not represent teachers or UN Youth Australia as a whole – this is simply an interpretation by one of our fantastic facilitators in hope to create ideas and increased dialogue surrounding this topic.

Fearmongering: ‘The deliberate construction and spreading of fear by institutionalised groups to achieve specific goals or cultural impacts.’

In my university endeavours, I needed to search the phrase ‘Sudanese’.… Read more ›

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2017 Youth Representative Report

13 September, 2018

Each year, the Youth Representative to the United Nations conducts a nation-wide consultation to hear the voices of our young people.

Our 2018 Youth Representative, Amos, has just landed in New York City, and is starting his period working with the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations.… Read more ›

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Looking at Maths from Acute(r) angle

29 August, 2018

This article does not represent teachers or UN Youth Australia as a whole – this is simply an interpretation by one of our fantastic facilitators in hope to create ideas and increased dialogue surrounding this topic.

For those of you who know me, you might also know that I’m currently studying to be a high school mathematics teacher; perhaps a nontraditional career path for your local UN Youth Facilitator.… Read more ›

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Updates on the Gaza Strip

29 August, 2018

This article does not represent UN Youth Australia as a whole – this is simply an interpretation by one of our fantastic facilitators in hope to create ideas and increase dialogue surrounding this topic.

Current developments along the Gaza strip can be traced back to decades of hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians.… Read more ›

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Watching a Nation Grow: Pacific Project 2017

11 September, 2017

You watched it grow Seeds sowed between the blood-stained soil A flower 27 metres high You watched it tend to itself Empty water cans Peelings band aids Rough CPR Its detangled roots coughed itself back to life You shook hands with its green thumbs As it groomed brighter than the weeds outside No more Bullets wrapped in thorns In twisting vines And see it was fine The way you watched as it was plucked from its roots You didn’t pull the trigger to shoot But its petals slowly fell Withered and you could tell It still saw red within its tornadoes of warm wind It tries To photosynthesize Reaching out to the sun And you’re still watching As it glows

~Varsha Krithivasan 

Varsha is one of the 12 high school students that I, along with two other volunteers, took to Timor-Leste in July on Pacific Project.… Read more ›

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What I Wish The Government Knew

25 August, 2017

I wish the government knew, and appreciated, the incredible stories of young Australians. Over the coming weeks, I’ll be at the UN General Assembly sharing some of them.

I’ve met with tens of thousands of young Australians this year. I’ve collected information from young people in every electorate across Australia.… Read more ›

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