In 1999 the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 54/120, which declared 12 August International Youth Day. At the General Assembly that year was Australia’s inaugural Youth Representative to the United Nations, Andrew Husdon.
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By Sophie Bruce
So you’re friends with someone in a queer relationship…
I am very privileged as a queer person to say that I grew up around allies, and throughout my life have continued to be surrounded by allies. Sometimes as queer people we avoid the uncomfortable conversation with our straight friends, that there is a good and a bad way to be an ally.… Read more ›
Racism was the most raised issue among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in the 2019 UN Youth Representative Listening Tour, with 64 percent of respondents selecting it compared with 58 percent of non-Indigenous respondents. In consultations, young people spoke of frequent experiences with structural and systemic racism.… Read more ›
The Chief International Operations Officer hold primary responsibility for developing and overseeing our International Major Programs and risk management strategies.
The Chief International Operations Officer is responsible for:Supervising all major international activities through regular meetings with convenors; Assisting in the development and addition of Major Activities and programs in the organisation; and Developing best practice guidelines for oversight and convening in the organisation.… Read more ›
At UN Youth we ask young Australians to critically engage with global issues, and think about how they themselves can be a part of solutions. In this period of time, we have watched as the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired a global response to institutionalised racism, both abroad and at home.… Read more ›
As National Reconciliation Week begins, we are very excited to announce that UN Youth Australia is establishing our inaugural Reconciliation Working Group. The goal of this Working Group is to create a roadmap for UN Youth Australia’s reconciliation journey in partnership and solidarity with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.… Read more ›
Hey everyone, my name is Allegra Kavanagh and I am one of the Northern Territory’s facilitators. Today I am going to teach you some basics about Indonesian numbers & colours. I have also provided some exercises for you to do if you are suffering from quarenborderm.… Read more ›
Our 2018 Youth Representative to the United Nations Amos Washington has had his consultation report referenced in the South Australian Government’s Youth Action Plan.
The SA Government’s plan outlines the state’s vision for “A South Australia that is safe, inclusive and sustainable for all young people, now and into the future” and outlines a number of goals for the state to take action on.… Read more ›
UN Youth Australia are committed to acting with urgency and purpose to support the community of young people across the nation during COVID-19.
At UN Youth Australia, we educate over 15,000 young Australians each year about international issues and the role of the UN.… Read more ›
By Kupakwashe Matangira
Never-ending wars, religious tension, poverty and corruption- is this the Middle East’s cursed fate? During his presidency, George W Bush asked “are the people of the Middle East somehow beyond the reach of liberty? Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism?”… Read more ›