PUBLIC SPEAKER AND
YOUTH INCLUSION EXPERT
My name is Hajar and I am 21 years old. Glad to have you here on my website. Before I wave you goodbye to explore the rest of it, here is some background information on who I am. You know, the big questions stuff...
When I was 18 years old I was elected, through a public campaign, to be the UN Youth Representative for the Netherland for a term of two years. In those two years, I got to roam classrooms, event locations, and also the hallw- dusty, hallways of the United Nations.
In those two years I, especially, worked on topics related to Human Rights and Security but also on issues related to the Climate Crisis, Polarisation, and more than anything: Youth Participation.
My two years at the United Nations are over. Looking back now I know that, more than anything, it was my passion for these topics that got me started as a UN Youth Representative in the first place, and after many years of fighting for more youth participation that passion is still there, if anything, it has only surged even higher.
That is why I made it my personal goal to get more young people included in places of decision making in politics.
So, check out the My Experience tab to see more about my work at the UN and as a Youth participation Consultant and Public Speaker right now!
I am very much in awe of my generation.
Some of the biggest challenges of our time such as; the Climate crisis, growing inequalities, and Xenophobia are issues that are being tackled by young people at the forefront. From the FridaysforFuture movement, the largest protest movement in world history, to the Black Lives Matter movement. If anything has become apparent: it is how much we as young people care about the future of our world. We speak up, but unfortunately, are not as often heard.
More than half of the world population is younger than 30. Still, young people are yet to be properly represented in many areas, especially in politics.
My goal is to bring politics closer to young people and young people closer to politics. To make sure that we're given an equal seat at the table in a meaningful way!