UN Youth runs dozens of events across the year, right across the country. Our events include Model UN conferences, workshops, discussion groups, social activities and even international tours!

Check out our incredible Regional Events which we run in all four of the main centres, as well as some of the smaller cities. Our National Events bring together students and speakers from right across New Zealand for a more engaging conference that will challenge students in new ways.
Finally, our International Events give students the opportunity to see the workings of international relations and diplomacy in action.

UN Youth New Zealand was established in 1999 and is now among New Zealand’s top youth-run charities. We provide high qualities conferences and Model UN events that are accessible to all students. We can even boast that we run Australasia’s biggest high school Model UN event: Auckland Model UN!

Whether you’re new to UN Youth, or you’ve been to plenty of events before, there’s always something on our Calendar for you – so check out the opportunities below!

  • Wellington Model Crisis Council 2020 - In our classic HSA-led event, tackle the defining issue of this century: climate change. Explore how countries make decisions around ever-changing climate disasters in a simulated security council addressing flooding in central Asia, then further hone your negotiation skills as the international community responds to an oil spill. Participants will take on the task of […]
  • Wellington Outreach Programme 2020 - The Wellington Region is proud to introduce our Outreach events this year. Outreach events are events held outside Wellington city, but within the Wellington region, and this year they will be held in the Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Taranaki. The ultimate aim of this is to bring the educational content that UN Youth New […]

See all events happening near you by finding your region!

National Events

  • NZ Model Parliament

    UN Youth’s newest national event! Students will get to participate in an interactive and engaging three day conference focussed on New Zealand’s own parliamentary system.

  • NZ Model United Nations

    Hosted in Wellington each July, this is New Zealand’s premier Model UN event featuring four days of debates, expert speakers and a gala.

  • Aotearoa Youth Declaration

    Each April, 200 students from across NZ come to Auckland to meet with MPs, community groups and each other to engage with Government Policy.

International Events

  • Tasman-Pacific Relations Summit

    Join us for an awesome Digital Summit in a brand new collaboration with UN Youth Australia! This event offers a fun two days filled with engaging panels, thrilling discussions and exciting workshops where high school rangatahi across both New Zealand and Australia get the opportunity to learn about Trans-Tasman and Asia Pacific issues.Through this Summit, […]

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    Globalisation Tour

    The Globalisation Tour is an opportunity for eight selected New Zealand tertiary students to meet business, political and academic leaders across East and Southeast Asia. The Tour’s aim is for the delegation to gain first-hand insight into globalisation through economics, politics and culture in the region. This fits into the wider aim of UN Youth […]

  • North America Leadership Tour

    The North America Leadership Tour. Six Cities. 14 young leaders. Explore. Experience. Learn. Grow.

  • Pacific Leadership Tour

    A tour in two parts. First, the annual UN Youth Australia National Conference. And then, a cultural exchange in the Pacific Islands.

  • Global Development Tour

    A study tour to Europe and New York for High School Students that explores international diplomacy and the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Evatt Tour

    A negotiation and debating competition where students from NZ and Australia represent UN Security Council countries in a battle of diplomacy!