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 ›
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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 ›
It’s been an action packed fortnight for Laura John in NYC. She attended Leaders Week at the UN, listened to Tony Abbott address the General Assembly and breakfasted with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands! She also managed to squeeze in a ball game and a visit to Coney Island.… Read more ›
Originally from Japan but now based in Vietnam, Taka is a youth volunteering specialist working hard with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Field Unit to analyse the youth volunteerism situation in Vietnam.
Please give us a short description on what your agency does?… Read more ›