Angelica Ojinnaka is Australia’s Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2022. Informed by the diversity of experiences, opinions, and perspectives of young people in Australia through UN Youth Australia’s Listening Tour, Angelica represented young people globally in an address to the United Nations Third Committee of the General Assembly (77th Session).… Read more ›
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It’s quite the understatement to say that we don’t currently live in very uncertain and challenging times. The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected every element of life all around the world, and here in Australia.
For me, a first-year university student, the pandemic has undoubtedly had an impact.… Read more ›
By Stewart Jackson
I am Stewart and I’m really looking forward to convening UN Youth Tasmania’s State Conference this year. I am passionate about UN Youth’s ability to help young people understand important issues, be confident in expressing their own opinions, and be able to make their voices heard.… Read more ›
“State Conference 2019 was one of the most influential, educational, and positive experiences I’ve ever had the privilege to be a part of” – Tess, 16.
Registrations for UN Youth Tasmania’s State Conference 2020 are now open.
State Conference brings together young Tasmanians between grades 9-12 from across the state to meet other like-minded, passionate Tasmanians, learn from educational content, and have their voices heard in discussions on issues most important to them.… Read more ›
Ben Playle was the National President of UN Youth Australia from 1997-98 and was involved in the drafting of our first National Constitution. Since then he has held various positions working in international relations, including as as the Deputy High Commissioner at the Australian High Commission in South Africa.… Read more ›
Andrew Hudson was the 1998 President of UN Youth Australia and the inaugural Youth Representative to the United Nations in 1999.
On October 7, the Australian Youth Delegate to the United Nations (UN), Mr Shea Spierings, delivered the Australian Statement on Youth Issues to the UN General Assembly. The National statement, which was drafted by Mr Spierings himself along with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as other relevant Government Departments, outlined the important role that education plays in ensuring Australian society continues to remain peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive.… Read more ›
After 26 hours in transit, I landed in New York City. It was a warm Sunday afternoon when I finally arrived at the place I’d be staying in for the next 6 weeks – a place in Midtown, central Manhattan, located just one Avenue away from the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ).… Read more ›
Reflections on my Industry Placement with the Australian National Committee for UN Women – Maddy Greer
In January and February of 2015 I had the privilege of spending 6 weeks full time interning with the Australian National Committee for UN Women, as part of the University of Sydney Business School’s Industry Placement Program.… Read more ›
It was a surreal experience standing in front of a crowd of supporters, friends and family at the Monash Conference Centre on Thursday night (4 December) to celebrate and reflect on my past year as the 2014 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations.… Read more ›