Young United Nations Representative to visit Burnie

Adam Pulford, the 2013 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations is visiting Burnie to meet and motivate other young people.

Burnie City Council’s Youth Making Changes Around Burnie (ymcab) group are holding a free pizza night at the Mecca Restaurant (corner of Mount and Cattley Street) on Wednesday 26 June at 5:30pm to 6:30pm to give the community a chance to meet Adam.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said, “We are thrilled to have Adam share his experiences in Burnie. Adam will share his background story and explain what his role is as the Australian Youth Representative. Adam is also keen to hear our young people’s views on the world and on some current relevant topics. It is a wonderful opportunity.”

Adam is 23 and believes in young people and the power they have to create change within their communities. Adam has worked with youth-led organisations from right across the country including United Nations Youth Australia, the Oaktree Foundation and PROJECT ROCKIT – an anti-bullying campaign.

Burnie City Council’s Youth Development Officer Karli Franks is thrilled Adam is coming and workshopped the idea of covering the cost of pizzas on the night.

“We will cover the cost of the pizza, so all you need is a few dollars if you would a like a drink.

“I really encourage all young people in Burnie to come along. Adam not only wants to understand what young Tasmanians care about, he also wants to see young people taking action on these issues now. Adam is keen to hear your views and get input for his presentation to the United Nations in October. How amazing is that. Your views will be presented at the United Nations!” Mrs Franks said.

RSVP to kfranks@burnie.net or phone 64305 780 or via the Youth Making Changes Around Burnie Facebook page. www.facebook.com/YMCABurnie

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net