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!

  • Otago-Southland Model United Nations 2018 - We're UN+Chained and ready to discuss aspects of freedom at Otago's flagship event - come get inspired!
  • Wellington Model Westminster Parliament 2018 - Wellington Model Westminster Parliament is an exciting new event where you will engage with the parliamentary system which inspires our own!
  • Nelson Model United Nations 2018 - The Canterbury Regional Council is taking Model UN on the road! At this year’s Nelson Model UN, delegates will be able to explore a wide range of issues affecting our society, and during the process can learn both about the future of our world and the United Nations’ role in it. All of this is […]

See all events happening near you by finding your region!

National Events

  • NZ Model Parliament

    UN Youth is excited to introduce a brand new National Event in 2018, to be held in Christchurch at the start of September! Keep your eyes peeled for some more information coming soon!

  • 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

  • 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 Asia, looking into globalisation, trade and economics.

  • US Leadership Tour

    Meet prestigious world players in international relations and compete in Harvard National Model United Nations.

  • 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!