Thuy Nguyen

Country representing

New Zealand

Languages

English
Vietnamese

Education

  • Otago University
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science
  • United Nations Advanced Security in the Field

Current organisation

Independent

Current role

Consultant

Skills and Expertise

Campaigning
Copy writing
International relations
Nutrition
Social media

Areas of interest

Business
Health
Human Rights
Media
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

People working together across all sectors and overcoming barriers to achieving common goals for sustainable development.

Actions

During my time at Unilever in Australia and New Zealand, I was committed to building a stronger sustainable culture every single day. In addition to my roles which began in sales and led to specialising in trade marketing for personal care, I cascaded global plans to the NZ business, rallied colleagues to lose their big trash bins for recycling and fundraised for local charities. I was honoured to represent Unilever ANZ at the 2012 OYW Pittsburgh Summit as part of the global Unilever delegation.

In 2013, I joined the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Secretariat based at the United Nations in Geneva where I worked closely with member governments and their stakeholders (e.g. UN entities, donor institutions, local and global NGOs and the private sector) to fight against malnutrition in all its forms. One of the most important areas of focus in my work was the importance of the first thousand days - the golden window of opportunity from conception through to two-years-old. With optimal nutrition during this period, a child will develop a healthy brain and healthy body and be less susceptible to disease, allowing him or her to reach their full potential.

Now based in London, I am able to combine my public and private sector experience to play an evolving role in international, sustainable development as an independent consultant. I am currently working for a media company preparing to launch a new communications campaign for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and the NCD Alliance, a network of organisations rallying for global and local action to prevent and control noncommunicable diseases. A bonus of being London based... reconnecting with the OYW community.