Media Release: Global Voices to travel to ECOSOC

Due to the current security situation in Turkey and the escalation of travel warnings from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Global Voices will not attend the UNESCO World Heritage Summit in Istanbul this year. The decision was made in consultation with our board, partners and executive team and reflects our ongoing commitment to the safety of our delegates. 

However we are very happy to announce that an alternative delegation has been scheduled and we will be travelling to the United Nations ECOSOC High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York. Delegates from Central Queensland and Swinburne University will travel to the meeting in July. 

ECOSOC is the principal UN body for coordination, policy review, policy dialogue and recommendations on economic, social and environmental issues. In 2016 ECOSOC will review the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Central Queensland University and Swinburne University are valued partners of Global Voices and support us in our mission to provide opportunities for young Australians to engage with global issues and policy making.

Any media inquiries are to be directed to media@globalvoices.org.au