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!

Upcoming Events

  • Auckland Model UN 2017

    April 1 - April 2

    Tackle and explore some of the more ‘taboo’ topics of today, with the theme of "UN+Spoken", at Auckland Model UN 2017.

  • Otago-Southland Model UN 2017

    April 1 - April 2

    Together we will delve into the reasons behind and solutions to the failure of our political system to engage with and include sections of society.

  • Nelson Model UN 2017

    April 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Canterbury Model United Nations is on the road to Nelson! Join us on April 10 if you are from the Nelson area.

  • West Coast Model UN 2017

    April 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Canterbury Model United Nations is on the road to the West Coast! Join us on April 11 if you are from the West Coast area.

See all events happening near you by finding your region!

National Events

  • 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.

  • Diplomacy Competition

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

  • 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.

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!