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Committee
International

Global Development Tour 2018 Director

The Global Development Tour is UN Youth New Zealand’s international study tour for high school students. The trip is an amazing educational opportunity consisting of meetings, visits and tours with a variety of UN bodies, NGOs, and government agencies across Europe and New York.

The delegation is a selection of high-school leavers from all over New Zealand. Students on the tour possess excellence in academics, leadership, community service and co-curricular areas. They are brought together on the trip to pursue personal interests in the areas of youth engagement, policy making, the United Nations and global development. Furthermore, the delegation as a group works and prepares for the trip together – travelling with a diverse group of like-minded individuals, the Global Development Tour nurtures professional and interpersonal skills.

About the role

The primary role of the Director is to organise and oversee all aspects of the trip, including flights, accommodation, logistics, educational content, sponsorship, delegation selection and bonding, and communication with various external parties, as well as the supervision and provision of pastoral care to the 22 delegates aged between 16-18 years of age.
It is the Director’s role to create and execute a vision for the tour. The Director’s vision should consider both their ideas and aspirations for Global Development Tour 2018 and how the year’s trip will contribute to the long-term development of Global Development Tour. This vision will inform the wider organisation and support the educational value of the tour. Key tasks as part of this will include selection of cities and meetings to visit, the writing and provision of educational materials to delegates and the selection and registration to a conference for the tour.

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Applications close date: April 2, 2017 11:59 pm
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Committee
International

Global Development Tour 2018 Assistant Directors

The Global Development Tour is UN Youth New Zealand’s international study tour for high school students. The trip is an amazing educational opportunity consisting of meetings, visits and tours with a variety of UN bodies, NGOs, and government agencies across Europe and New York.

The delegation is a selection of high-school leavers from all over New Zealand. Students on the tour possess excellence in academics, leadership, community service and co-curricular areas. They are brought together on the trip to pursue personal interests in the areas of youth engagement, policy making, the United Nations and global development. Furthermore, the delegation as a group works and prepares for the trip together – travelling with a diverse group of like-minded individuals, the Global Development Tour nurtures professional and interpersonal skills.

About the role

The primary role of the Organising Committee is to assist the Director in organising and overseeing all aspects of the trip, including flights, accommodation, logistics, educational content, sponsorship, delegation selection and bonding, and communication with various external parties, as well as the supervision and provision of pastoral care to the 22 delegates aged between 16-18 years of age.

The Assistant Directors may be allocated specific portfolios, which have been finance, education, and logistics in the past, but this is dependent on the skills and expertise of the applicants. The finance portfolio focuses on obtaining sponsorship for the trip and helping delegates with the sponsorship plans and applications. The education portfolio focuses on the educational content required for the trip and ensuring delegates are adequately prepared for any meetings or conferences they will attend. The logistics potfolio focuses on the details of the trip itinerary and group activities, as well as flights, accommodation and food.

For more details, download the application pack!


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Applications close date: April 23, 2017 11:59 pm
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Committee
International

Evatt Competition 2017 Director

Every year UN Youth New Zealand selects four secondary school students to attend the Evatt Competition in Australia, which is run by our good friends at UN Youth Australia. Evatt is a simulation of the UN Security Council (UNSC), one of the principal organs of the United Nations and the body charged with the maintenance of international peace and security.

Each Australian State holds preliminary competitions at various times in the year and the National Finals is held in December. Students compete in pairs and every year UN Youth Australia reserves two places (four students) out of the 30 teams in the National Finals for UN Youth New Zealand. In 2017, the National Finals will be in Canberra.

About the role

Evatt is different to the other international delegations UN Youth organises as it is much smaller in scope. It does not involve a study tour before or after the conference itself. The main tasks of the Director include selecting the delegates, providing them with appropriate training and briefing, organising some logistics such as flights to and from Australia, and liaising with the Evatt Convenors from UN Youth Australia. During the conference itself, the registration fee that is paid covers accommodation and food. During Evatt, the Director will fulfil the role of Head of Delegation. This is mainly a facilitation role, but also involves primary responsibility for passing on information from the Evatt Competition Organising Committee to the rest of the delegation.

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Applications close date: May 28, 2017 11:59 pm
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Committee
International

US Leadership Tour 2018 Co-Director

The US Leadership Tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet important players in international affairs and compete in the world’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious Model United Nations conference – the Harvard National Model UN held in Boston, Massachusetts.

The study tour is in its fourth year. In February 2018, fourteen New Zealand University students, selected by UN Youth New Zealand as young ambassadors for their universities and their country, will embark on a political and historical tour of the United States of America. You could be leading them!

The delegation will be staffed by two Co-Directors who are responsible for the planning and execution of every aspect of the study tour, as well as pastoral care of the delegation while travelling.

About the role:

The role of Co-Director is an incredible opportunity for a young leader who already has strong organisational and communication skills, and wishes to develop them further through leading an international delegation with UN Youth New Zealand.

The tour has two Co-Directors who are responsible for the organisation and implementation of every aspect of the study tour, from promotions and selections, flights and accommodation, group leisure activities, organising the itinerary and study tour meetings, delegate welfare, and the important task of training and preparation for the Harvard National Model UN conference itself.

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Applications close date: May 14, 2017 11:59 pm
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Committee
Wellington

Wellington Model European Union 2017 Organising Committee

Applications are now reopened to be on the organising committee for Wellington Model European Union 2017!

Wellington Model European Union is the largest high schools event hosted by UN Youth Wellington, attracting 180 students from across the region. Launched last year, the conference will be back in 2017 and the Regional Council is looking for a committed team to build on the great successes of 2016.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop personal, professional and volunteering skills that will be useful for years to come. If you’re interested in being a part of the team that puts together an event that inspires global citizens and exposes high schoolers to a unique learning environment, download the application pack for more information!


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Applications close date: March 31, 2017 8:00 pm
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Ambassadors
Wellington

Wellington High School Ambassadors Programme

Our High School Ambassadors programme will give you insight as to how UN Youth operates as an organisation where you can learn invaluable skills related to becoming a volunteer later on. You will act as the link between the Wellington Regional Council and your school. You will have the opportunity to attend a training day where you will learn about promotions and what the role fully entails. This will also allow you to network with other students and Wellington volunteers.

Being a High School Ambassador is a rewarding experience as it allows you to help others access a unique civics education programme whilst contributing to the growth of an ever expanding organisation.


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Applications close date: April 20, 2017 9:00 pm
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