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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: [email protected]

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

Organising Committee Volunteer National
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Aotearoa Youth Declaration Committee 2016

Committee members will act as a team to fulfill specific roles designated by the coordinator in conjunction with the National Executive. Qualities sought include pro-activity, flexibility, effective communication skills, reliability and organisational skills. All committee members must be able to make a year-long commitment. Committee tasks may include sponsorship, promotions/marketing, creation of packs and booklets, contracts for venues/equipment/catering, logistics of social and ceremonial events, arrangement of guests and speakers, registrations, appointment of Conference Assistants, training for Conference Assistants, logistics of community outreach programme and writing of reports. The specific committee roles will be decided by the National Executive in conjunction with the Coordinator of the event. However, you may like to consider that in the past the roles have included:

  • Assistant Coordinator
  • Education Officer
  • Logistics Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Registrations Officer
  • Promotions Officer

Please email this application and supporting information to [email protected] along with any questions you might have.

Applications close at 6.00pm Sunday 3 May, 2015.


SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: [email protected]

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 17/05/15
Pdf Aotearoa_Youth_Declaration_Committee_Application.pdf

Organising Committee Volunteer Auckland
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Auckland High Schools Forum Committee

The UN Youth Auckland Regional Council is looking for motivated university students to form the organising committee of one of the region’s most anticipated events!

The committee will have the freedom to shape the direction and topics of the conference, in consultation and subject to the approval of the Regional Council. It could be a Model Arab League, Model EU, or anything that will add educational value to the UN Youth programme.

This year the Regional Council seeks to run an event that challenges the idea of a Model UN, introducing a conference format that will be unique, exciting and educationally challenging. The theme and the vision of the event is in your hands - how will you make this event unforgettable?

The committee will develop and bring this event to life with the close support of the Auckland Regional Council. The event will take place on Saturday 8th of August 2015.

Applications are due to Bernard Vella, Auckland President, at [email protected] by 5pm on Sunday 3rd May, preferably in .pdf format. 


SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: [email protected]

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 03/05/15
Pdf Auckland_High_Schools_Forum_Application_Pack.pdf

Organising Committee Volunteer National
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Aotearoa Youth Declaration Coordinator 2016

As Coordinator you will manage all aspects of the event. You will be responsible for the work programme and must report to National Council on a quarterly basis. You will also work closely with the National Executive and their liaison to the Committee to ensure the conference is consistent with UN Youth’s aims and objectives. You will be responsible for the financial management and reporting of the event in conjunction with National Finance Officer. You will be the external spokesperson for the event. Ultimately, you are responsible for the management of the committee and the implementation your vision as a coordinator. This will require hard work and good people management skills.

Please email this application and supporting information to [email protected] along with any questions you might have.

Applications close at 6.00pm Sunday 3 May, 2015.


SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: [email protected]

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 03/05/15
Pdf Aotearoa_Youth_Declaration_Coordinator_Application.pdf

Organising Committee Volunteer National
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National Tertiary Event Committee

Applications for the National Tertiary Event Committee is now open!

Each year around August/September, UN Youth New Zealand holds it’s largest tertiary level conference. 

Based off the success of the NZ Model Security Council, this event is open to new forms, new ideas, and new directions for engaging university students in global citizenship and engagement with international issues.

We are looking for three fantastic people to join the committee in the following roles: Logistics Officer, Registrations Officer and Promotions Officer. 

If this sounds like you, apply now!


SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: [email protected]

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 27/04/15
Pdf NTE_Committee_Applications.pdf