content-left-bg.png
content-right-bg.png

United Nations Youth Australia Conference

 
WebPartZone1_1
PublishingPageContent

...article written by Isabel Matthews, Year 12

Last weekend, along with Millicent Biggs, Imogen Litchfield and Kiara Harvey, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the United Nations Youth Australia State Conference. The weekend began at St Laurence's College where we listened to a panel outlining the theme of the entire event: significant threats to security that the world is facing today and discussed in small groups our current opinions on the topic. In the afternoon, we then caught a bus up to the sunshine coast where we spent the remainder of the weekend participating in small debates designed to imitate the United Nations as well as two mock General Assemblies including all 150+ candidates attending the event.

Although the weekend was filled with complex discussions and debates surrounding topics of global security such as armaments in space, policy surrounding the regulation of peacekeepers, terrorism and laws and regulations surrounding modern warfare, the seriousness was equally balanced out by the opportunity to meet such friendly people and dance the night away at the 90’s themed disco. This was the first UN youth event I had ever attended, and honestly, I’m sad I didn’t get involved earlier. I completely fell in love with the United Nations Style debates, and although I didn’t master them over the weekend, I can’t wait to participate in more events throughout the year and hopefully improve.

WebPartZone1_2
WebPartZone2_1
WebPartZone2_2
WebPartZone2_3
WebPartZone3_1
WebPartZone3_2
WebPartZone3_3
WebPartZone3_4
WebPartZone4_1
WebPartZone5_1
WebPartZone5_2
WebPartZone6_1
WebPartZone6_2
WebPartZone7_1
WebPartZone7_2
WebPartZone8_1
WebPartZone8_2
WebPartZone9_1
Back to news feed
Last reviewed 12 March 2019
Last updated 12 March 2019