UN Youth grew out of a desire to spread the values of the United Nations to the young people of New Zealand. We identify with values such as the promotion of peace, equality, improving access to education and reduction of poverty.

Model UN conferences have featured heavily in our educational content. However, we are about more than just the United Nations! Young people learn in a variety of different ways, and we have diversified our educational toolkit to make our programmes more accessible for everyone.

UN Youth is the youth arm of the United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNANZ), a member of the World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA). WFUNA has a consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.