Youth speech in front of the United Nations
The highlight of every Youth Delegate year is the youth speech, held in front of a UN body. For a great example of a youth speech, watch 13-year-old Severn Suzuki from Canada, speaking in front of the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 1992 – while she would be a bit too young to be Youth Delegate, this speech has made her world famous!
UN Youth Delegate campaign
Many UN Youth Delegates are selected a couple of months before traveling to New York, giving them time to organize a campaign where they reach out to young people all over the country. This video is a great compilation of Chris’ experiences as Australian UN Youth Delegate 2009, travelling Australia, hearing young people’s views and opinions, and finally representing these views in a speech at the UN General Assembly in autumn 2009.