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Youth Journalist Jack Ward on giving young people a voice

15 July, 2020

Jack Ward is a 17-year-old journalist based out of Ararat, Victoria. After his local newspaper shut down earlier this year, Jack was the only journalist for the entire town. He spoke with UN Youth about the importance of journalism, youth voices and skills.     What drives your passion for storytelling in journalism? My passion […]


Racism in modern day societies

07 July, 2020

By Genevieve Whitford If you ever asked me – I would say unbudgingly that Australia is one of the most hypercritical countries to exist.  Recently, leaked footage of the murder of an American black man became viral online, which depicted him being suffocated by a white policeman. This footage generated the Black Lives Matter protests […]


A conversation with 2014 Youth Representative, Laura John

03 July, 2020

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. UN […]

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