UN Youth Australia is a national youth-led non-profit organisation that aims to educate and empower young Australians on global issues. We educate over 7,000 young Australians each year across every state and territory, with a focus on conferences, competitions and international tours for secondary school students.… Read more ›
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 ›
When I was 7 years old, my mum left my dad for a woman.
I was young so it took me years to realise that the woman she was living with was her partner, and even once I realised I didn’t tell any of my friends until I was 12.… Read more ›
By Gideon Daley
So some of you might have heard of a little thing called climate change? You’ve probably watched on the news how climate change will cause more frequent crazy weather events like bushfires and floods, or how it’s causing sea waters to rise so much that small islands in the Pacific like Kiribati are under threat of sinking entirely.… Read more ›
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02 July, 2019
Henny Smith was the National President of UN Youth Australia from 2007 – 2008 and is now working for the national activist organisation GetUp. We got in touch with Henny to hear about her current work and past volunteer experience.
What role do you currently have in GetUp?… 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 ›
As a leader inspiring young people within your school community, we want to keep you up to date with all UN Youth Victoria’s events throughout the year.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, once a term we will send you an email with details on the events we have coming up and how to get involved.… Read more ›