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2021 Youth Representative Program

UN Youth Australia is pleased to announce that Lucy Stronach is the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations for 2021. 

The Youth Representative program is run by UN Youth Australia in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

Lucy will be consulting with young people in every State and Territory across Australia and will focus on improving engagement with young people in rural communities as well as making the program more accessible to disadvantaged young Australians. She will gather data on what issues young people care most about, the future they want to build and involve them in being key drivers in decision-making. In 2021, Lucy will take these ideas to the United Nations where she will advocate on behalf of Australia’s young Australians to have their voices heard. 

During the Listening Tour, Lucy will be asking young Australians the following question:

 

What would Australia look like if young people were the key drivers of decision making?

 

“Young people represent some of the most engaged and educated voices in the world and I have never seen such passion for change as I do right now. Now is the time that we can make massive, tangible change to the systems that govern our lives”.

Lucy Stronach is a current student at the University of Western Australia, finalising her dissertation as part of her Law and Society Honours. Lucy has had many years of practical experience in the field of crime and justice, particularly with the Parliament of Western Australia, Western Australian Police Force, and the Department of Corrective Services. Her work has taken her to the streets of Mumbai to fight for the empowerment of sex workers, to juvenile prisons in San Diego to assist with literacy skills in young offenders, and to the UNDP in Bangkok to work with youth leaders in the promotion of human rights and justice.

Impact

The Youth Representative program has had a unique impact in Australia.

100,000+ young people consulted with across the program’s history.
21 Annual Statements to the United Nations across as many years of the program.
10 simple recommendations for policymakers in the 2019 YOUTH REP REPORT.

2019 Youth Rep Report

The Youth Representative Program is proudly supported by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

 

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