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.
Dr Hannah McGlade on the UN Indigenous Rights Declaration and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues09 August, 2020
August 9 commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day aims to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population.
It’s also a day to recognise the work of the Read more ›
Kevin Rudd was 15 years old when he wrote a letter to then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam asking for advice on becoming a diplomat, Gough replied and set Kevin’s life journey into motion.
“[Gough wrote] ‘I really think you should go to university and you should study a foreign language’ so that kind of began the idea,” Rudd tells me over a Zoom call with a smile on his face.… Read more ›
Laura John is a human rights lawyer and has worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva and with advocacy organisations across the globe,
Laura was our 2014 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations and is currently the National President of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) Youth Professionals Network.… 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 ›
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 ›