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!

  • Auckland Tertiary Case Competition 2019 - WE ARE  THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE AUCKLAND  TERTIARY CASE COMPETITION 2019  Calling all tertiary students in Auckland! Come along and participate in this year’s Case Competition, one of UN Youth’s biggest tertiary events of the year. This was a hit event last year, so why not bring it back? Designed to challenge your mind with […]
  • Otago Southland Youth Forum 2019 - Otago-Southland Youth Forum is UN Youth Otago regions prime chance to represent its views and and engage with key regional politics and issues. We are excited to be able to announce that the theme this year will be UN+Included – getting youth involved in local and national politics, and letting their voices be heard. This […]
  • Wellington Model Westminster Parliament 2019 - The wait is over! Wellington Model Westminster Parliament is back after the overwhelming success in 2018! Scotland has now declared independence from the United Kingdom, and we welcome you, the MPs of the House of Commons,  to navigate through this upheaval. UN+Protected we stand as we encounter fierce debate about security – cyber security, border […]
  • UN Youth Wellington x DLA Piper Model International Court of Justice 2019 - UN Youth Wellington in partnership with DLA Piper present Model ICJ 2019 with support from the Victoria University of Wellington Law Students Society and Good Fortune Coffee Co!
  • Canterbury Model United Nations 2019 - Canterbury Model United Nations is the premiere UN Youth event in the Canterbury region. The two day conference immerses students in a simulation of the real United Nations, debating resolutions about topical global issues from the perspective of their assigned countries.

Upcoming Events

  • Otago Southland Youth Forum 2019

    Otago-Southland Youth Forum is UN Youth Otago regions prime chance to represent its views and and engage with key regional politics and issues. We are excited to be able to announce that the theme this year will be UN+Included – getting youth involved in local and national politics, and letting their voices be heard. This […]

  • UN Youth Wellington x DLA Piper Model International Court of Justice 2019

    UN Youth Wellington in partnership with DLA Piper present Model ICJ 2019 with support from the Victoria University of Wellington Law Students Society and Good Fortune Coffee Co!

  • Auckland Tertiary Case Competition 2019

    WE ARE  THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE AUCKLAND  TERTIARY CASE COMPETITION 2019  Calling all tertiary students in Auckland! Come along and participate in this year’s Case Competition, one of UN Youth’s biggest tertiary events of the year. This was a hit event last year, so why not bring it back? Designed to challenge your mind with […]

  • Wellington Model Westminster Parliament 2019

    The wait is over! Wellington Model Westminster Parliament is back after the overwhelming success in 2018! Scotland has now declared independence from the United Kingdom, and we welcome you, the MPs of the House of Commons,  to navigate through this upheaval. UN+Protected we stand as we encounter fierce debate about security – cyber security, border […]

  • Pacific Project

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

  • 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 Ball.

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 Ball.

  • Diplomacy Competition

    An online platform for students across New Zealand to engage with current issues in international affairs.

  • 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

  • North America Leadership Tour 2019

    The North America Leadership Tour 2019 Explore. Experience. Network. Embark. Discover your passion, your future. Where will UN Youth take you?

  • Globalisation Tour

    UN Youth is incredibly excited to announce that we will be taking a brand new delegation of tertiary students on a tour around East and Southeast Asia, looking into trade, economics and globalisation.

  • Pacific Project

    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 Competition

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