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Closing Date: 22/07/2019 11:59 pm
Aotearoa Youth Declaration is UN Youth’s flagship civics education conference. The conference aims to equip participating students with a deeper understanding of their place within the community and the ways they can actively contribute to it. To achieve this, students are guided by facilitators in rōpū, each centred around a different policy area. Over four days students participate in a number of workshops, visit various businesses and organisations, and hear from industry experts to engage further with issues in each policy area. The rōpū develop policy recommendations on the issues and areas most important to them, and these are brought together in the Youth Declaration – a document that represents the youth voice.
You can find an online version of the Youth Declaration 2019 here.
More broadly, the Aotearoa Youth Declaration is also about introducing young people to new experiences, new people and new opportunities. The event is not just for enthusiastic debaters or youth council members, but rather is for all young people from every corner of society. The conference helps students find the issues they are passionate about, and show them how they can express that passion through advocacy, volunteering or general community involvement. It is important to empower young New Zealanders to become conscientious citizens, aware of the influence of their voice upon the direction of the country. By challenging participants to tackle our country’s biggest social, economic, and cultural issues the conference provides young New Zealanders with the motivation to create positive change in the future.
The conference is run by the Organising Committee which usually consists of the Coordinator, Education Officer, Logistics Officer, Promotions Officer, Registrations Officer, Volunteers Officer and Relations Officer. If you think that you have what it takes to organise the Aotearoa Youth Declaration then read the application packs and put through your application before the due date.
Coordinator Applications close: 9th July 11:59 PM.
Committee Applications close: 22nd July 11:59 PM.
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