UN Youth is committed to developing ties with young Māori and Pacific communities in New Zealand, and abroad. We actively encourage our Māori & Pacific volunteers and delegates to participate in our programmes and the organisation. We have Māori & Pacific Liaison officers on our Regional Councils, as well as at our national conferences, that help to foster these ties and each year we run a program of outreach to Vanuatu where students engage with the local community.
Our Tikanga policy is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to working with rangatahi from these communities in order to equip them with skills including public speaking, self-confidence, and negotiation, while endeavouring to foster rangatiratanga of the future. Volunteers are encouraged to keep our Tikanga policy in mind when they develop and organise our events and activities.