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Mission Statement

We have a passion for growing young people. We inspire global citizens.

UN Youth is a non-profit organisation that provides civics education outside the traditional classroom context. Through fun workshops, Model UN, and discussion groups, we engage secondary and tertiary students in the most pressing affairs of their country and the international community.

Our aim is to connect young people with others who care, and help them develop confidence in their own beliefs and abilities. UN Youth is a springboard to help youth go out into the world feeling empowered to make good change.

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Mission Statement

Throughout Aotearoa, our work equips young people to become informed, engaged, and critical New Zealanders who understand their global context and the connections between the local and the global. Our organisation provides young people with the necessary educational and social skills to excel. Annually, over 2000 New Zealanders from Northland to Southland attend a UN Youth event.

We are a registered charity run by young volunteers and form the youth branch of the United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNANZ). As one of many UN Youth Associations around the world, we are part of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).

Opportunities

Want to get involved in UN Youth New Zealand and become part of our team? You've come to the right place. We are constantly seeking talented, ambitious and motivated young people to help us do what we do even better!

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Support Teams Volunteer National
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National Design Team

UN Youth is looking for creative talents to join our National Design Team (NDT)! If you love digital arts, photography or videography, then you should be a part of UN Youth's NDT. Not only will you be working on our highly regarded brand image, you'll also be working with other creatives from all over the country. Share your skills, explore the possibilities - and have your works published! So what are you waiting for? Don't forget to check out our Application Info Pack.


SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: applications@unyouth.org.nz

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 21/06/15
Pdf NDT_Application_Pack.pdf

Ambassadors High School Dunedin
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Otago Region High School Ambassadors - ROUND TWO

Round two of the Otago High School Ambassador 2015 Applications are now open! 

If you are a high school student in Otago, Southland or Central Otago this is an opportunity for you! Being a high school ambassador gives you the chance to be the representative of UN Youth New Zealand at your school. This involves organising events, getting schoolmates involved, and working with Otago volunteers around event planning/strategising. Ambassadors will gain many skills from this experience, such as working in a team, event management, working in a youth led organisation, collaborating with other organisations and many more. 

Applications and any questions can be sent to Savannah Adams, the Otago Vice-President for High Schools at savannah.adams@unyouth.org.nz by 11.59pm, Sunday 26th April.


SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: savannah.adams@unyouth.org.nz

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 26/04/15
Pdf Otago_High_School_Ambassadors.pdf

Organising Committee Volunteer Dunedin
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Otago Sub-Regional Event Committees

Applications are now open to be on the event committees for an Otago Sub-Regional Model UN!

Otago Sub-Regional Model UN’s are smaller events held to provide accessibility to UN Youth events to all high school students in the greater Otago region.

There are three Sub-Regional events:

- Southland Model UN 

- Central Otago Model UN

- Dunedin Model UN

This opportunity is the perfect way to get a taste as to what it is like to volunteer and organise an event for UN Youth Otago!

If this sounds like you apply now!

 

In order to apply, please complete an application (with supporting documents) and send to otago@unyouth.org.nz

Any questions feel free to get in contact with Bokyong Mun (bokyong.mun@unyouth.org.nz)


SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: bokyong.mun@unyouth.org.nz

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 19/04/15
Pdf Sub-Regional_Application_form.pdf

Organising Committee Volunteer International
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The Hague International Model United Nations Assistant Directors 2016

The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) was first held in 1969, with around 300 students.  THIMUN now attracts 3,800 students and teachers from over 200 schools around the world. The New Zealand Schools’ delegation will be assigned at least two countries to represent. The delegates will be split up among the various committees in order to represent the assigned countries view on the topics beign debated in that committee.

The Delegation is staffed by a Director and three Assistant Directors. On the way to THIMUN the delegation will travel for approimately 14 days. This study tour serves to inform and provide context for some of the issues delegates will be debating at THIMUN, as well as to nurture their interest in international affairs. 

This year, Assistant Directors will be appointed with specific portfolios, which will govern the overarching work of each member of the staff. These positions will be flexible, and work will be delegated amongst the staff to ensure a relatively even workload throughout the year. The three positions are Finance, Conference and Logistics. ​

The THIMUN assistant directors will be required to be present for the selection during New Zealand Model United Nations that takes place in Wellington between 6th and 9th of July 2015, as well as other planned perparation with the delegation (December Planning Weekend).  

Applications close 5pm, 19th April 2015. 


SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: applications@unyouth.org.nz

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 19/04/15
Pdf THIMUN_2016_AD_Application_Pack_.pdf

Organising Committee Volunteer International
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The Hague International Model United Nations Director 2016

 

 

The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN) was first held in 1969, with around 300 students.  THIMUN now attracts 3,800 students and teachers from over 200 schools around the world. The New Zealand Schools’ delegation will be assigned at least two countries to represent. The delegates will be split up among the various committees in order to represent the assigned countries view on the topics beign debated in that committee.

The Delegation is staffed by a Director and three Assistant Directors. On the way to THIMUN the delegation will travel for approimately 14 days. This study tour serves to inform and provide context for some of the issues delegates will be debating at THIMUN, as well as to nurture their interest in international affairs. 

The THIMUN Director is responsible for the organisation, planning and preparation of the delegation and for the supervision and provision of pastrol care to 16-22 delegates between 16-18 years of age. A large part of the THIMUN Directors portfolio will be working with the UN Youth National President, National Executive and other relevant parties to devise an appropriate itinerary and budget for the 2016 conference. 

The THIMUN director will be required to be present for the selection during New Zealand Model United Nations that takes place in Wellington between 6th and 9th of July 2015, as well as other planned perparation with the delegation (December Planning Weekend). 

Applications close 5pm, 12th April 2015. 

(NOTE: Previous version of this application pack stated that applications close on the 7th April, this is incorrect and has been changed) 


SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: applications@unyouth.org.nz

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 12/04/15
Pdf THIMUN_2016_Director_Application_Pack_.pdf