Youth Delegates 2018

 

Antonia and Lukas are your German Youth Delegates to the UN General Assembly 2018.

 

We would like to meet you on our tour through Germany to gather your ideas and wishes. We will take those with us when we accompany the German delegation to the UN General Assembly 2018 and the Commission for Social Development in Spring 2019, where we represent the German youth.

 

Here are some facts about your youth delegate Antonia Kuhn: My name is Antonia, I am 23 years old and I originally come from the region around Ingolstadt in Bavaria. After spending my 10th grade in Finland, a year of voluntary service in Brazil and Mexico and two semesters of studying abroad in Finland and Sweden, I am currently living in Würzburg, where I have been studying German and European Law since 2014. Because I really enjoy meeting people from all around the world, I have been working with exchange students here in Germany since 2011. Further, I am involved with Amnesty International and represent the Green Party’s campus group in the student parliament of my university. For me, developing an opinion and standing up for the things one believes in is very important. Therefore, I am very happy to be able to advocate for more youth participation in decision making on the national and international level as a youth delegate. 

 

Also your youth delegate Lukas Schlapp introduces himself: My name is Lukas, I am 22 years old and I am studying history of art and political sciences at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main. Originally, I come from the Franconian town of Nuremberg, but after my cultural voluntary service at Städel Museum I decided to stay in Frankfurt. All in all, I have lived 3,5 years in Brazil, India and the United States of America. These experiences convinced me of the idea of understanding among nations and the ideal of human unity. Next to my studies, I am an active member of the social democratic party, worked as a supervisor in language camps for young people and am part of the society “Auroville International Germany”, which wants to promote the future-oriented project Auroville. Already during my time at school and my voluntary service, I was actively invoved in several representational tasks, which is why I am happy about the chance to now represent the German youth at the United Nations.

 

We are convinced that young people are able to overcome inequalities and social challenges of all sorts. Therefore, we want to represent you and your ideas at the United Nations

 

We are looking forward to the upcoming meetings with lots of active young people and excited to hear about your ideas and wishes!

 

 

Antonia & Lukas