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 Youth Forum 2018 - Otago-Southland Youth Forum is UN Youth Otago regions prime chance to represents 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+Accessible – changing lives by making services, institutions and and knowledge accessible to all. This two day event […]
  • Auckland Model Asia-Pacific Forum - UN Youth’s exciting new event that explores cooperation and cross-cultural communication within the context of the Asia-Pacific region negotiations.

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

  • 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!