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 Universities Model United Nations 2019 - Join us at Wellington UniMUN to discuss and hear about the issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community in the places we often don't hear enough about.
  • Southland Model United Nations 2019 - Southland Model United Nations 2019 is an exciting opportunity for all high school students in the Southland region to learn more about global, national, and regional issues. The event will be tun by UN Youth Otago, a branch of the wider UN Youth organisation. Our goals are to provide the tools and knowledge to help […]
  • Otago Southland Model United Nations 2019 - When thinking of our future how can we go from being UN+Resourceful to becoming more sustainable, equitable and efficient? Otago Southland Model UN 2019 will explore current global issues like the food crisis, the rights of indigenous communities and the accountability of social media companies. The event will be held over August 17-18 at the […]
  • Central North Island Model UN 2019 - Central North Island Model UN is an opportunity from those across the north island region to join in a day of riveting debates.
  • Wellington High Schools’ Outreach Programme 2019 - The Wellington Region is proud to introduce our Outreach events this year. Outreach events are events outside Wellington city, but within the Wellington region, and this year they will be held in the Hutt, Kapiti, Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Taranaki.   The ultimate aim of this is to bring UN Youth (Model United Nations) […]
  • Nelson/Marlborough Model UN 2019 - Engage in the future and in innovation at this year's Nelson/Marlborough Model United Nations!
  • West Coast Model UN 2019 - At West Coast Model United Nations 2019, delegates will take a large focus on the future and innovation. This theme was chosen due to its relevance to Christchurch, as a city being built for the future and the global environment. The resolutions look to prevent the potential issues that may arise as a result of […]

Upcoming 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.

  • Southland Model United Nations 2019

    Southland Model United Nations 2019 is an exciting opportunity for all high school students in the Southland region to learn more about global, national, and regional issues. The event will be tun by UN Youth Otago, a branch of the wider UN Youth organisation. Our goals are to provide the tools and knowledge to help […]

  • Central North Island Model UN 2019

    Central North Island Model UN is an opportunity from those across the north island region to join in a day of riveting debates.

  • Wellington Universities Model United Nations 2019

    Join us at Wellington UniMUN to discuss and hear about the issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community in the places we often don't hear enough about.

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

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

  • Globalisation Tour

    New Zealand Globalisation Tour is an educational tour for tertiary students from 24 Jan to 21 Feb 2020. The tour will look into economic, cultural and political globalisation in East and Southeast Asia.

  • 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 Tour

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