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 Model United Nations 2019 - New Zealand’s largest UN Youth event is returning for 2019! Auckland Model United Nations (AMUN) takes place over two days at The University of Auckland, involving over 400 delegates and tertiary volunteers. AMUN offers secondary school students the chance to experience life as a diplomat. Through an abundance of interactive workshops, activities, debates, panels, and guest […]
  • Wellington Model UN 2019 - Wellington Model United Nations 2019 will be full of exciting debate and discussion of topical issues from the perspective of your assigned country, as well as interactive workshops and activities. This year, we're focusing on questions surrounding small arms control, the freedom of information, and women's rights, as well as several others, in a unique Model UN structure.

Upcoming Events

  • Diplomacy Competition

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

  • Auckland Model United Nations 2019

    New Zealand’s largest UN Youth event is returning for 2019! Auckland Model United Nations (AMUN) takes place over two days at The University of Auckland, involving over 400 delegates and tertiary volunteers. AMUN offers secondary school students the chance to experience life as a diplomat. Through an abundance of interactive workshops, activities, debates, panels, and guest […]

  • Wellington Model UN 2019

    Wellington Model United Nations 2019 will be full of exciting debate and discussion of topical issues from the perspective of your assigned country, as well as interactive workshops and activities. This year, we're focusing on questions surrounding small arms control, the freedom of information, and women's rights, as well as several others, in a unique Model UN structure.

  • 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.

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 2019

    The North America Leadership Tour 2019 Explore. Experience. Network. Embark. Discover your passion, your future. Where will UN Youth take you?

  • 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 East and Southeast Asia, looking into trade, economics and globalisation.

  • 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!