After over 200 incredible applications, months of searching and an intensive selection weekend, UN Youth Australia is pleased to introduce the 2016 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations, Chris Eigeland.

Chris comes to the role with extensive experience working with local and international communities, young Australians and youth organisations. Chris has founded three international enterprises, each addressing a unique social challenge. Chris firmly believes that the most inspiring entrepreneurs are those on the ground in developing countries – identifying new problems, trying new ideas and finding solutions.

Chris follows 2015 Youth Representative Shea Spierings and 2014 Youth Representative Laura John.

You can follow Chris at the Youth Representative Facebook page or on Twitter.

About the Role

The Australian Youth Representative to the UN 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. They take those views to the United Nations as part of the Australian mission in October each year.

Apply to be the 2017 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations now! Applications close 18 September 2016.