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 2018 - Explore the various methods that the United Nations currently employs as you and your team provide a response to a pressing global crisis!
  • Auckland Model United Nations 2018 - Auckland Model UN is Auckland's flagship event. A jam-packed two day event of Model UN inspiring young people to think differently!
  • Wellington Model United Nations 2018 - Introducing Wellington Model UN 2018! This flagship event for Wellington will explore issues involving internet security and mass surveillance with the theme - UN+Plugged.
  • Canterbury Model United Nations 2018 - Canterbury's biggest Model UN event of the year, featuring two days of debate, discussion, and education around the future of our society.

See all events happening near you by finding your region!

National Events

  • 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

  • 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!