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  I'm a youth advisor for Unicef
Updated 16 July 2004, 10.48
Rachel's looking forward to her new role with Unicef
Unicef is recruiting young people to be youth advisors.

Their role will be to advise Unicef on how best to involve young people in important issues that matter to them.

Rachel from Dumfries and Galloway has already been chosen as a youth advisor and in her report she tells us about her important role.

"I have always been interested in children's rights and have done school assignments on Unicef, the politics of aid and human rights.

As part of a home investigation, I found The Rights Site, which is a website set up by Unicef Youth Voice.

It informs young people of their rights and how they can get involved in teaching others about their rights and learning more about international issues.

On it I applied for a role as a youth advisor.

Up my street

The Rights Site
The Rights Site
This is basically a young person who campaigns regarding youth issues.

They also fundraise by holding events such as non-uniform days.

And they advise Unicef UK how best to involve young people in their work, and crucially raise awareness of children's rights and UNICEF's work amongst their peers.

It sounded just up my street!

I didn't think I would get the role, so I was really surprised when I was asked down to London for an interview.

Making a difference

I was really nervous but the Unicef UK staff were really friendly which gave me a lot more confidence.

Helping children around the world
Helping children around the world
After the interview, I wasn't really sure how I had done.

When I found out that I had been chosen I couldn't believe it. I was so excited!

I am really looking forward to working with Unicef UK and I hope that I will make a difference as part of the Unicef family.

Helping others

There are so many goals that I now aim to achieve - spreading the word of Unicef to those who may not normally hear it, fundraising and campaigning with Unicef.

And most importantly for me, making a real difference in young people's lives and getting as many people as I can aware of their rights and involved in helping others around the world."

Rachel, 15, Dumfries and Galloway

If you'd like more information about becoming a youth advisor, click on the Rights Site link on the right side of this page.


Why don't you write us a Press Pack report - and get it published on the site?!

It can be about anything that's happened in your local area - or your views on the news.



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