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Benson Saulo

2011 Australian Youth Ambassador to the United Nations
Benson Saulo Benson Igua Saulo is a descendent of the Wemba Wemba and Gunditjmara Nations of Western Victoria and the New Ireland Provence of Papua New Guinea. Benson grew up in Tamworth NSW and began working for ANZ at the age of 15. He graduated High School in 2005 before moving to study a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology, Sydney. At 20 years old, Benson was promoted to Assistant Manager in Business Banking and in 2009 Benson moved to Melbourne, Victoria to take up a position as Business Analyst at ANZ. In April 2011, Benson was appointed the Australian Youth Ambassador to the United Nations. He is the first Indigenous Australian to be appointed since its inception in 1999. At 23, Benson has been based in New York at the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations as the vocal point for Australian Youth within the 3rd Committee and subsequent Resolution Negotiations.