Charles Young

Charles Young: Jamaica Youth Ambassador - UN General Assembly

Charles YoungCharles Young is a confident, charming and outspoken youth ambassador who articulates well with both his peers and superiors. An ardent champion for child rights who started his path of advocacy at the age of 15 when he participated in the United Nations Third Sub-Regional meeting in the Caribbean on Violence Against Children. Here, he was one of the presenters who addressed the over 300 participants in outlining the Children’s Declaration on the subject area and to detail areas of highest priority that they believe the government of the Caribbean must focus.

With an affinity for films and a natural inclination to socialise, Charles has served in many capacities leaving an indelible mark in each portfolio. This includes Chairman of the Children’s Advisory Panel to the Child Development Agency, President of the National Secondary Students’ Council and Deputy and Hall Chair of Leslie Robinson Hall.

He was also the Caribbean’s youth representative at the launch of the UN Global Education First Initiative on a panel comprising of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and others. He most recently aided the Child Development Agency in establishing Children’s Councils in their residential child care facilities.

Charles is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies.