In 2019 UN Youth is turning 20!

Keep an eye out as more information is updated on this webpage as to all the fun birthday celebration events we will be hosting over the year.



2019 marks the 20th Birthday of UN Youth! From our early beginnings in 1999 in Whanganui, UN Youth has come an incredibly long way. No longer are we just a group of students that organise Model UN events. Today, UN Youth involves over 3000 young New Zealanders every year ranging  from Invercargill to Kaitaia. In 2018, we held over 50 Regional Events, 4 National Events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and 5 International Events covering four different continents!

Our goal has evolved and now focuses on inspiring young New Zealanders to be global citizens. Global citizenship exists in an incredibly diverse range of forms, and UN Youth aims to provide the opportunities for young people to become the global citizen that they aspire to be.

What is the Main Celebration Event

We have organised a birthday party to celebrate and recognise all of our achievements over the past 20 years, as well as look to the future of the organisation. This event provides a chance to catch up with old friends, meet other members of the organisation and reminisce over the the good, bad and embarrassing memories over our last 20 years.

Our Birthday Celebration will be an evening of fun, laughter and good company at The Queen’s Wharf Ballroom at Foxglove in Wellington. There will also be live music, a silent auction, and most importantly cake!

Why we are doing it

We think it is an incredible achievement for a youth-for-youth organisation to have existed for so long and continue to grow. We recognise that this success comes from countless hours of volunteer work, thousands of delegates attending our events and phenomenal amounts of dedication and passion for what UN Youth believes in. This event is a unique opportunity for us to celebrate all of this and commemorate this special occasion.


When: 1st June 2019; 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Where: The Queen’s Wharf Ballroom at Foxglove in Wellington

Who: All Alumni, Stakeholders and Volunteers of the organisation

Tickets include: Entry, Food, Cake and a Drink on Arrival

  • Early Bird (before 28th February): $50
  • Regular: $60
Registration Information

Tickets to the UN Youth 20th Birthday Main Celebration Event can be bought here:

Any questions or queries can be directed to Hayden Montgomerie at

For questions or curiosities about UN Youth, or joining up to our UN Youth Alumni group please email

If you are a current UN Youth Volunteer, please get in touch with for special ticketing information!