After over 200 incredible applications, months of searching and an intensive selection weekend, UN Youth Australia is pleased to introduce the 2017 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations, Paige Burton.

As the 2017 Australian Youth Representative to the UN Paige is determined to increase the reach of the role to engage with more young Australians than ever before. Paige hopes to meet with young people from all walks of life, and leave groups with which she consults empowered to take action and make change in their own communities, across the nation, and on the international stage.

Paige follows 2016 Youth Representative Chris Eigeland and 2015 Youth Representative Shea Springs.

You can follow Paige 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.