Youth & SDGs

Refugees in Southeast Asia: Avenues for Action in ASEAN and Australia

Beneath the glitzy, modern towers of central Jakarta, with the sun reflecting its heat upon the ground, a handful of tents are perched on the side of the road, right next to the UNHCR building in Kebon Sirih. These tents however are not temporary; these have been the permanent homes for many refugees stranded in …

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Endgame: Why YOUth should engage in the migration debate

As world leaders struggle to keep their heads above the shifting sands of global migration, the youth must rise up to one of the most pressing challenges of our time. Migration is a complex, highly-politicized topic that runs circles around most modern governments. Whilst most migrants are believed to be in pursuit of economic opportunities, …

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Make the Pledge: what can youth do to tackle poverty and health?

Our Youth & the SDGs mini series author Leonie Nahhas takes a thought provoking look at how youth can challenge the impacts of poverty and poor health and wellbeing. MAKE THE PLEDGE ‘No-one will be left behind’ is the pledge we have taken as global citizens in response to the United Nations 2030 Agenda and …

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Indonesia’s double burden

Joseph Cruickshank When the BBC released an article titled, “Indonesia’s Papua Province children starving in a land of gold”, it could be said the area of focus was too limited. Across the resource-rich archipelago, increases of economic growth and income have not been enough to lessen Indonesia’s malnutrition crisis. A 2013 World Bank report indicated that …

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Singapore's Tech Hub

Digital opportunities in ASEAN: Singapore’s startup scene

2018 New Colombo Plan Singapore Scholar Jackson Huang shares insights into the landscape of tech startups and his internship with Artificial Intelligence (AI) company Visenze. What was it like studying and interning in Singapore? The National University of Singapore was a great community in terms of the rich student life as well as the tech …

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