United Nations Association of Australia

Young Professionals

The UNAA Young Professionals (YP) network involves and inspires young professionals throughout Australia in international affairs and the work of the United Nations around the world, through fundraising, awareness-raising and advocacy campaigns.

The YP brings together a diverse mix of young professionals from business, law, government, the arts and philanthropy that are mainly between the ages of 22 to 40 years. 

The YP provides an exciting opportunity to interact with like-minded people and gives young professionals from all walks of life a unique forum in which to learn more about current international issues, the United Nations and the work of the UN Association in Australia.

Young people have access to exclusive events featuring high-level speakers from the United Nations, expert practitioners from the government sector, academics and influential members of the business community.  The YP also presents an opportunity to take on leadership positions to make a positive impact on a global scale as well as offers valuable networking opportunities amongst like-minded peers and influential individuals across the business and professional world in Australia.

The YP was officially launched in Darling Harbour, Sydney to a sell-out crowd on UN Day on 24 October 2011 and has run a 12 month pilot in NSW. Following the success of our national conference on UN Day in 2012, we have rolled out in the ACT and will be coming to WA later this year with QLD and VIC following shortly.

If you’re interested in joining the next generation of leaders that will stand for the poorest and most vulnerable, and positively shape the future of the world that we will live in, please contact Lucinda Millsom at yp@unaa.org.au.

If you live in NSW and would like to get involved, please email the NSW Convenor, Myu Nathan, on nswyp@unaa.org.au.

If you are in the ACT and would like to be a part of our network, please email the ACT Convenor, Alicia Wells, on actyp@unaa.org.au.


Call for Applications – UNAA Young Professionals Committee

The UNAA Young Professionals are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the ACT Committee.

The following positions are available:

  •  Treasurer
  •  Communications Director
  •  Communications Officer
  •  Events Officer x 2
  •  Sponsorship Officer
  •  Membership Officer

Successful applicants will be appointed for a 12-month term. The commitment includes fortnightly Committee meetings in Canberra and ongoing tasks specific to the position.

Applications should be submitted to actyp@unaa.org.au, with the subject line ‘UNAA YPC Application (FULL NAME)’.

Please include the position(s) you are applying for, your CV, and a short statement outlining your motivation for joining the Committee and what you can bring to the role. (Max. 200 words).

Applications are due midnight Sunday 7 September 2014.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Alicia Wells
Convenor, UNAA Young Professionals (ACT)