The United Nations Youth Association has opened applications for the 2011 Australian Youth Representative position.
Each year since 1999 the United Nations Youth Association and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has chosen one young Australian to be the Youth Representative in Australia's delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. In 2011, this could be you!
The Australian Youth Representative is responsible for representing the views and interests of Australian young people to the United Nations.
The Australian Youth Representative will have the amazing opportunity to journey around Australia to further understand the depth and breadth of the opinions of young Australians, before travelling to the Australian Mission. Once in New York they will work in the UN as a fully accredited member of the Australian Delegation, working closely with Australian diplomatic personnel. They will also work with fellow Youth Representatives from other Member States to advance the youth agenda and meet with UN staff to formulate new projects for young people around the world!
Young Australians between the age of 15 and 24 are eligible to apply for this exciting position. Applications will close on the 22 October 2010. For more information and to apply, go to www.unya.org.au/youthrep.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reserves the right to withdraw the Youth Representative position at any time.
The Commission encourages interested Queensland young people to apply.
Earlier this year, Commissioner Elizabeth Fraser met with the 2009 Australian Youth Representative, Chris Varney, and was impressed by the commitment he had shown in sharing the thoughts of children and young people in Australia during his time as the Youth Representative. Find out more
Last Updated: October 4, 2010