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16 February, 2021

FNQ youth to shape future with the UN

TABLELAND’S youth are invited to express thoughts and ideas for the future of Far North Queensland at a listening tour hosted by the United Nations in Atherton on Saturday.


United Nations Australia Youth Representative, Lucy Stronach.

  BY ELLIE FINK  

TABLELAND’S youth are invited to express thoughts and ideas for the future of Far North Queensland at a listening tour hosted by the United Nations in Atherton on Saturday. 

United Nations (UN) Australia Youth Representative Lucy Stronach will be running the UN Youth Representative Program with a two hour consultation followed by a workshop.

The goal is to improve the engagement of young people in regional towns and guide them in becoming the nations next key drivers in decision-making. 

The idea’s taken from the session will be taken to the UN where Ms Stronach will advocate on the youth’s behalf. 

Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) Councillor Peter Hodge expresses what an empowering program this will be for the Tableland’s youth. 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Tablelands youth (16–25 years) to learn about the Youth Rep program and have input into the consultation,” he said. 

“It will be a very empowering program and Lucy will be encouraging participants to develop vision and passion to create meaningful change within our community and throughout the world. 

“She will be discussing what Australia would look like if young people were the key decision makers and is keen to hear a wide range of perspectives, differing opinions and the experiences that shape our community.” 

The program will be run on February 21 at the Atherton Community Coordination Centre on Vernon Street. If you would like to attend please RSVP at www.trc.qld. gov.au/un-youth  


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