Andrew Hudson was the 1998 President of UN Youth Australia and the inaugural Youth Representative to the United Nations in 1999.
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Each year, UN Youth Australia in consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade select the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations. Amos Washington is the 2018 Youth Rep and had a chat with UN Youth Australia’s National President, Jessica Herne, about the role.… Read more ›
This International Youth Day, enrol to vote.
This year, I’ve spoken to tens of thousands of young Australians about the issues that matter to them and their proposed solutions to the problems facing their community.
People often ask me if I’m surprised by the contributions in these consultations, and I don’t have a better answer than “no”.… Read more ›
Each year, UN Youth Australia in consultation with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade select the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations. Paige Burton was recently announced as the 2017 Youth Rep, so UN Youth’s CEO Brianna Bell sat down with Paige to chat about what the next year holds.… Read more ›
UN Youth: Why did you apply to be Australian Youth Rep?
CE: The UN Youth Rep role is an unparalleled opportunity to consult with young Australians from all walks of life, on issues that are of international significance. The global landscape of business, politics and development is undergoing radical change as a result of new (and arguably democratising) technologies – however this change isn’t occurring evenly, even within a country such as Australia.… Read more ›
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 ›
Firstly, would you mind sharing a bit of your background with us?
After leaving school I worked as a labourer in construction, before moving on to work in security at which point I began studying a Cert IV in Adult Tertiary Prep, which would allow me to enter uni.… Read more ›
Our amazing 2014 Youth Representative to the UN, Laura John, has this week released her final report.
It comes at the end of a phenomenal year including a five-month, nation-wide Listening Tour and her time representing young Australians with the Australian Mission to the UN in New York City.… 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 ›