YOU’RE never too young to start making the changes you want to see in the world, and the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Forum 2013 can be your starting platform. Elizabeth Yick reports.
When you were young, did you dream about growing up and changing the world?
Well, you don’t have to be grown up to change the world, because you are never too young to start.
This year, as part of National Youth Week, which recognizes the values and contributions of young people in our society, the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program is hosting a forum on international human rights titled ‘Youth for Human Rights’.
This forum is designed to be a platform for like-minded young people to discuss their opinions and contribute their ideas on the development of human rights both within Australia and also globally.
There will also be a number of notable speakers who have worked within the fields of education, equality campaigning, refugee protection and advocacy, and human rights development.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to express their ideas and opinions at the forum, as well as the chance to network with some of the key development and humanitarian organisations, in order to explore the avenues and pathways into in the field.
If human rights advocacy is something you dreamt of doing since you were young, this is an opportunity not to be missed. For those who cannot attend the event, registrations of interest with the AYAD will keep you updated on other events and opportunities.
Visit the AYAD website for more details on the event and to register your interest.
The Australian Ambassadors for Development Forum 2013 will be held on Tuesday April 9 at 6.15pm, at The Edge at Federation Square.