Do You Want to be Like Her or Him?
They are the Youth Delegate 2006
for the United Nations General Assembly in New York for their Countries
Elise Klein: At 23, Elise has accomplished what some people would have only dreamed about. She has attained an Environmental Science Degree, and has recently commenced her honours in this field. In 2005, she returned from Mali, West Africa, where she led a team of young people on a trip to visit a school she was instrumental in raising funds to build and sustain. Elise’s enthusiasm for social justice and the causes she believes in is unwavering. “I’m addicted to not only trying to make my life amazing, but improving the lives of others too.” Elise explains. Elise is the second eldest of four children. She grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and still lives with her close knit family in rural Victoria. Over the past 6 years, she has worked at the edgy Reach Foundation where she facilitates a full range of programs for young people from all walks of life including school workshops, camps, leadership days, as well as the program that originally sparked her interest, Heroes’ Days. Elise has also played a significant role in the development of two new and exciting Reach programs; a ‘girls only’ program called Birdcage, and a program focused on indigenous young women, called Flame. The Mali project also continues, with Elise now raising further funds to increase the school’s intake of orphaned and disadvantaged children and create a secondary school. Elise sends a special thanks to all her family and friends, the Reach Foundation, UNYA, DFAT and the 5000+ Australian young people who met with Elise over the last year to arm her with their thoughts, ideas and stories for the 61st UNGA.
Lars-Henrik Michelsen: Age: 25; Residence: Oslo in Norway; Occupation: President of Young Liberals of Norway; Hobbies: Football, fishing, Uganda and politics. More about me: For the last three years I have been working with politics in Norway. My main political goal is to make trade fair, end the world’s addiction to fossil fuels and helping Norway become a member of EU. Besides being the president of Young Liberals of Norway I try fulfil my academic career (I study political science). May 2006 I was appointed by the Norwegian Youth Council as one of the two Youth delegates from Norway to the UN General Assembly. I will try to use this fantastic opportunity to work for improved youth participation in political decision-making, both in Norway and within the UN system. Web: HTTP://MICHELSEN.BLOGS.COM and WWW.UNVLOG.ORG.
If you want to know more about them and other Youth Delegates from all over the countries, please contact:
President University Youth Association
Mohammad Reiza – Indonesian Youth Delegate 2007 for UNESCO
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