The most recent posts from the UN Youth New Zealand Blog are displayed below!

  • Sing Sing Singapore February 16, 2019 by Jonah Tan - Singapore 9th February - 12th February Familiar faces, wide smiles, anxious at heart and potentially overweight suitcases. We all came together at Auckland International Airport ready to depart for a whirlwind trip, first stop Chinatown Singapore. Ticking off the bucket list we set our sights on Gardens by the Bay where many selfies were taken and we were Continue Reading
  • In the City of Dreams February 8, 2019 by Gauri Prabhakar - There is something to be said about a 3am wake-up call and that’s the fact that they should never happen. Alas, given that it was our only flight out to the City of Dreams (an homage to Sigmund Freud), the Delegates and Directors mentally prepared themselves for the oh-so-familiar shrill of the Apple alarm clock. Continue Reading
  • BRRRRR-LIN! February 7, 2019 by Gauri Prabhakar - After a late-night arrival, the Delegation woke up eager and excited to explore the kookiest city on our itinerary: Berlin. With an appealing mix of old and new, walls painted with graffiti, and dozens upon dozens of vegan cafes, Berlin felt like the cool new kid on the block. We traipsed our way through the Continue Reading
  • La Vie En Rose 🎶 February 5, 2019 by Gauri Prabhakar - Saturday morning in Paris kicked off with a walking tour throughout the city. We started at Notre Dame, weaved our way through one of the first - and most narrow - streets in Paris before Hausmann’s ‘renovation’, and ended at the Louvre. One fun fact we learnt was that Notre Dame was a building that Continue Reading
  • London Calling January 31, 2019 by Gauri Prabhakar - Our adventures in London continued on Wednesday morning with a visit to the United Nations Global Compact, held at their seriously cool office space in an Islington art gallery. There, the Delegation learnt all about the work the Compact is doing educating the public and the private sector on the SDGs. The highlight of the Continue Reading
  • Goodbye, New York; Hello, London! January 28, 2019 by Gauri Prabhakar - Ever wondered what it’s like to MUN at midnight? Well, wonder no longer. After a full day of committee sessions on Saturday, four of our Delegates (Caitlin Hancy, Manuevaha Latu, Kate Falloon and Kyle Hannah) were called up to partake in the CMUNCE Midnight Crisis Session, held at the very impressive Marriott Marquis Times Square Continue Reading
  • CMUNCE Begins! January 21, 2019 by Mitchell Fraser - The Global Development Tour’s whirlwind week in the Big Apple has continued to be full with awesome activities, meetings and new experiences. On Wednesday, the Delegation had their first meeting of the Tour with Finnian Cheshire, the Deputy Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the UN. Finnian spoke with the Delegation for 90 minutes, answering Continue Reading
  • Day Two & Three: New York, New York! January 17, 2019 by Gauri Prabhakar - It’s been a pretty busy two days for the Delegation. After a leisurely wake up call on Monday morning to make up for the flight delays (and the reaching of New York at midnight), we headed out to our first stop: the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The site included the empty blocks where the Twin Towers Continue Reading
  • And we’re off! January 13, 2019 by Gauri Prabhakar - Kia ora from Auckland Airport! After eight months of planning, studying, and general anticipation (not to mention an 11-hour delay!), we’re finally all together and the Global Development Tour 2019 Delegation are ready to depart! It is going to be a hectic four weeks: after attending Columbia Model United Nations and Exposition in New York, Continue Reading
  • In Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament September 26, 2018 by Justin Chen - Like many Millennial and Gen X New Zealanders of my generation, my knowledge of New Zealand’s nuclear history has been told through my parents’ stories. My mum protested after the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior in the 1980s and my dad traveled throughout the Middle East when the Soviet Union was the dangerous part of the Continue Reading