Fairfield City youth to influence United Nations

Published Thursday, 6th July 2017

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Fairfield City Council is inviting local youth to a free workshop with Australia’s United Nations Youth Representative Paige Burton.

Young people aged 12-25 are encouraged to attend, join in discussions and share their ideas during the event, part of Council’s dedicated Youth Mentoring Program.

Fairfield City Mayor Frank Carbone said this was a great opportunity for local youth to be involved and inspired.

“Council set up the Youth Mentoring Program to give young people the best opportunities to strive to be future leaders and be the best they can be,” Mayor Carbone said.

“We are keen to support young people getting involved in democracy at all levels.”

“We are fortunate to have Paige visiting our City during her national tour, which gives our youth a chance to share their ideas on an international level and help shape their future.

Paige was appointed as Australia’s United Nations Youth Representative in October 2016. Her national tour aims to help answer the question, ‘What would it mean if young people were seen by the government as being as complex as they are?’

“Having the opportunity to demonstrate the complexity of Australia’s young people on the international stage is a huge honour, and I’m very excited to hear the incredible ideas that young people in Fairfield City have,” she said.

“This consultation is going to allow a diverse range of young people to shape conversations and inform decision-making policy. The aim of the consultation is to demonstrate the diversity and complexity of young people’s lives.”        

The workshop will be held on 25 July at the Fairfield Youth and Community Centre. Paige will collate all ideas put forward at the event and present them to the United Nations in September 2017.

Event Details

‘Voice of the SouthWest - Young People Have Your Say’
A consultation with Paige Burton - Youth Representative to the United Nations

Tuesday 25 July 2017, 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Fairfield Youth and Community Centre, Vine St Fairfield
Registration is required. Visit www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/voiceofthesouthwest