UN Youth Australia is the youth partner of the UNAA encouraging young people between the ages of 16-24. Believing in the purposes and principles of the United Nations, UN Youth aims to encourage young people to strive towards a greater understanding of global issues, and to educate them about the United Nations' structure, functions and future.
Operating as a national network of young volunteers, UN Youth is based firmly on a philosophy of best practice youth-for-youth leadership.
UN Youth aims to develop students' skills in vital areas such as debating, negotiation, leadership, problem solving and understanding of international affairs in an accessible and supportive environment. By encouraging young people to discuss and debate important issues amongst their peers and the broader community, UN Youth gives voice to the concerns of young people. Ultimately, UN Youth plays a dual role as an educational and advocacy body for Australia's young people.
The UNAA and UN Youth collaborate at a national level as on a state-by-state basis on a range of events and campaigns throughout the year. For example, UN Youth are playing an active role in the UNAA’s Pacific Project, assisting the UNAA in delivering model UN programs in Vanuatu and Tonga.
For more information or to get involved contact UN Youth.