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Kupakwashe’s Insights – Middle East Experience 2019

20 April, 2020

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?” Whilst on the Middle East Experience delegation (MEE), myself and 15 of the most incredible people from around Australia spent the start of 2020 trying to answer these very questions. … Read more ›

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Procrastination – a story of weeds

17 April, 2020

By Cassie Sneikus

During a procrastination-fuelled clean, I found my old Nintendo DS Lite sitting in a forgotten drawer. I tried to kickstart it about 25 times, fondly remembering that I had to carefully insert the Animal Crossing game chip into the device on a certain angle so it would work.… Read more ›

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Read our 2018-19 Annual Report

06 April, 2020

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 ›

Alumni Spotlight: Henny Smith
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Alumni Spotlight: Henny Smith

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 ›

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Alumni Spotlight: Ben Playle

13 April, 2019

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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Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Hudson

31 January, 2019

Andrew Hudson was the 1998 President of UN Youth Australia and the inaugural Youth Representative to the United Nations in 1999.

In the 20 years since he’s had a diverse career in the fields of international law and human rights. Andrew currently lives in New York and is the CEO of the NGO, Read more ›

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The Price of Water

06 November, 2018

This article does not represent teachers or UN Youth Australia as a whole – this is simply an interpretation by one of our fantastic facilitators in hope to create ideas and increased dialogue surrounding this topic.

Water is vital for survival, however, inequalities in its availability and access are a constant source of conflict on community, state and international scales.… Read more ›

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