From skateparks to pubs and coffee shops, the spaces being afforded to young people are changing and growing more commercial. Is this to our benefit?
Learning to be a teacher is a tough gig. My whole university “career” I’ve been asked why I didn’t aspire to more because I’m “so smart”. The truth is, I sound smart because I’m good at explaining concepts; because of my education degree.… Read more ›
Gender Equality is the 5th United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to transform our world and a fundamental Human Right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Getting to equal: in Australia.
While women make up 50.7% of the Australian population, the truth is that women continue to face inequality: The national gender “pay gap” is 15.3% and it has remained between 15% and 19% for the past two decades; these differences mean women often receive less in wages and remuneration than men.… Read more ›
Content Warning: Mental Health & Suicide
Mental Health was the third biggest issue raised by young people in the 2019 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations listening tour.
The pressures on our mental health system are well documented and are sadly too familiar to many Australians.… Read more ›
The director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Lowy Institute, Ben Bland, once stated that “it’s hard to trust your neighbor if you don’t know them.”
Even though the ASEAN states are some of Australia’s closest neighbours, there has always been a strong disconnect and distrust, stemming from a lack of understanding and ignorance.… Read more ›
Locked away in our homes, surrounded by four walls and feeling consumed by our own thoughts. This year is definitely not turning out to be the year that any of us were expecting. First came the bushfires, and now the coronavirus is keeping us indoors.… Read more ›
UN Youth Australia is pleased to announce that Lucy Stronach is the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2021.
The Youth Representative program is run by UN Youth Australia in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. … Read more ›
Today, September 5th, is International Day of Charity. Sweeney Preston writes about how we can create a culture of giving in Australia.
Applications to be an Independent Board Director at UN Youth Australia are now open! To provide insight to the benefits on being on Board at UN Youth Australia, Independant Director, Monika Antoszewska, has provided insights on how she appreciated the position during her term.… Read more ›
In past years, this occasion has taken place at the Sydney Opera House with children from remote communities, local schools, ILF ambassadors and supporters.… Read more ›