ECOSOC delegate Chau Nguyen: CrowdInk Contributor

In her recent article, ECOSOC delegate and Swinburne University of Technology student Chau Nguyen talks about what consumers can do to help improve the lives of women working in the textiles industry. You can read the full article on the CrowdInk website here or by copying the following URL into your browser http://bit.ly/chau-empowerwomen

Global Voices 2016 UN ECOSOC High-level Political Forum delegates meet with Sonia Smallacombe. Ms. Smallacombe currently works as a Social Affairs Officer with the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and is based in New York. (L-R) Riley McAuliffe (Global Voices Environment & Sustainability Program Manager), Amy Plant (Central Queensland University), Ms Smallacombe and Chau Nguyen (Swinburne).

Global Voices 2016 UN ECOSOC High-level Political Forum delegates meet with Sonia Smallacombe. Ms. Smallacombe currently works as a Social Affairs Officer with the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and is based in New York. (L-R) Riley McAuliffe (Global Voices Environment & Sustainability Program Manager), Amy Plant (Central Queensland University), Ms Smallacombe and Chau Nguyen (Swinburne).

Chau recently returned from the UN ECOSOC High-level Political Forum in New York. You can read her research on empowering women in the textiles industry in the 'Research' section of our website.

Chau's place to UN ECOSOC was made available through the support of our partners Swinburne University of Technology and Qantas Airways.

ECOSOC Delegate Chau Nguyen: Swinburne Profile

ECOSOC HLPF delegate Chau Nguyen has been profiled in Swinburne News. Soon Chau will be off to New York where she will participate in the review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues. These included ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests.

ECOSOC delegate and Swinburne student Chau Nguyen

ECOSOC delegate and Swinburne student Chau Nguyen

Read more about Chau and her research by clicking here or by copying the following URL into your browser http://bit.ly/chau-swinburne-profile

Swinburne University of Technology is a valued partner of Global Voices and supports us in our mission to provide opportunities for young Australians to engage with global issues and foreign policy. 

Amy Plant: CQU Blog Contributor

Central Queensland University delegate Amy Plant has taken over the CQU Blog! Read her first post and remember to follow her Twitter (@Amyisthinking) to keep updated from the ground during the ECOSOC HLPF in New York. 

You can read her article here or copy the following URL into your browser http://bit.ly/AmyPlantCQUBlog

Central Queensland University is a valued partner of Global Voices and supports us in our mission to provide opportunities for young Australians to engage with global issues and foreign policy. 

Amy Plant: Art, Social Inclusion, and the Sustainable Development Goals

Central Queensland University delegate Amy Plant is heading off to the ECOSOC HLPF in New York next week. Leading up to the summit Amy has written a fascinating article for the Good Word.

Amy Plant pictured at the Global Voices Canberra pre-departure briefings in May 

Amy Plant pictured at the Global Voices Canberra pre-departure briefings in May 

Amy works in Port Hedland for FORM, a NFP which utilises arts and culture programs to promote community development. The article combines Amy's experience at FORM with her research as part of the Global Voices Scholarship program. 

An extract for the article: 

Or, how do you measure what a young boy, no older than ten, was feeling as he sprinted across the Hedland Art Awards to tell me his grandmother had a painting in the exhibition? He asked me to read the artwork story, politely nodding and taking in the details. Later I watched him enthusiastically explain the painting in detail to his friend. The painting was by a senior Aboriginal artist from a Pilbara based art centre. Can we ever really capture what this experience meant and its impact on this young boy? To see his grandmother’s artwork and his culture displayed alongside dozens of other entries?

You can read the entire article by clicking here or by copying the following URL into your browser http://bit.ly/AmyPlantFORM

Central Queensland University is a valued partner of Global Voices and supports us in our mission to provide opportunities for young Australians to engage with global issues and foreign policy. 

 

ECOSOC Delegate Chau Nguyen: Style Hunter Contributor

Swinburne University delegate Chau Nguyen is a contributing writer to Style Hunter this month. The article, written as part of the Global Voices Research Fellowship, examines the impact of the clothing and garment industry on women in developing countries. Chau also discusses the need for increased regulation and creating pathways to leadership for women working in the manufacturing sector.

Read the article on the Style Hunter website by clicking on this link or copying the following URL in your browser http://bit.ly/27GkYqz

We would like to thank our valued partner, Swinburne University, for supporting Chau's place to the UN ECOSOC High-level Political Forum in New York. 

ECOSOC Delegate: Chau Nguyen

Chau is completing a Bachelor of of Communication and Business at Swinburne University in Melbourne. She also has a strong interest in fashion as well as cultural exchange and sustainable development. In 2015, Chau was fortunate enough to be invited as an Australian ambassador to Fashion Week in Korea. Alongside her fashion interests, Chau is passionate about the social development of the fashion industry with a goal to promote intellectual discussion about the understanding of fashion and its impact on the planet. 

Her passion and keen interest in fashion and sustainability will shape her research paper. Chau will undertake a comparative analysis of conversation projects aimed at protecting Australia’s biodiverse ecosystems.

The person Chau would most like to meet is Miuccia Prada. Not just because she is the head of the Prada fashion kingdom, but because prior to her move into fashion, Prada was devoted to the study and discussion of politics regarding social issues including women’s rights. 

She’s currently re-reading Kafka on the Shore by Murakami Haruki, having realised that the themes of the novel are a lot more complex than she realised when reading it as a young teenager.

As a Vietnamese Australian, Chau loves visiting Vietnam. She enjoys seeing how the country has changed over the years as well enjoying its beautiful landscape. She’s able to visit family as well as explore the country from the point of view as a tourist.

At the moment Chau is working with a Melbourne-based brand and enjoys the opportunity to be challenged while being surrounded by people who think like she does. She is equally excited about attending ECOSOC for the same reason. Being around others who think the same way and open up discussions leads to meaningful conversations and potential friendships. 

Swinburne University is a valued partner of Global Voices and supports us in our mission to provide opportunities for young Australians to engage with global issues and policy making.