New Matilda Contributor: Kaitlyn Krahe

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In a recent contribution to New Matilda, OECD delegate and Victoria University student Kaitlyn Krahe discussed the importance of collecting reliable data from Indigenous Australians in the 2016 census.

You can read the article on the New Matilda website here or by copying the following URL into your browser http://bit.ly/kaitlyn-newmatilda

Pictured: Victoria University Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) student, Kaitlyn Krahe

Pictured: Victoria University Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic) student, Kaitlyn Krahe

Kaitlyn recently returned from the OECD Forum in Paris. In her research Kaitlyn posited solutions to address the disparate maternal health outcomes between Australian indigenous and non-indigenous women.

Kaitlyn traveled to the OECD Forum as a Global Voices Scholar. We are proud to provide these opportunities with the support of our partners including Victoria University and Qantas Airways.

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. 

 

Y20 Delegate Sam Johnson ABC Interview

UNSW Co-op Scholar and Global Voices delegate Sam Johnson was recently interviewed by the ABC about his upcoming trip to the Y20 Summit in China. We think Sam might just have a future in broadcasting. 

Listen to the interview on Soundcloud.

The UNSW Co-op Program are a valued partner of Global Voices and support us in our mission to provide opportunities for young Australians to engage with global issues and foreign policy.