Biography

Harry Phinda, 18, from London has been involved with UNICEF UK since 2009.

Harry is currently one of two Youth Advisors to the Board of Trustees, a role where young people actively take part in the governance issues of UNICEF UK.

Harry's previous activities for the organisation have been his participation in the 2009 J8 Summit in Rome - a weeklong conference for young people to exchange and debate ideas about how to best improve global conditions for children and to then present their recommendations to the G8 summit which runs in parallel.

Harry actively campaigns for UNICEF UK and is a youth spokesperson for the organisation. He is particularly passionate about the affect of climate change on developing nations and had the opportunity to witness first hand UNICEF’s work in this area when he travelled to Barbados on a UNICEF UK field trip.

Outside of UNICEF UK, Harry is in his first year of university studying for an undergraduate degree in International Relations.

As part of Harry’s enthusiasm for youth participation he has held other major roles such as President of his college where he represented over 1,000 students and has been a member of Croydon’s Youth Council where he met weekly with the council to address issues affecting young people in the borough.