Evatt Competition Director 2019


Location: International

Contact Email: applications@unyouth.org.nz

Closing Date: 23/06/2019 11:59 pm


The opportunity to lead a delegation of 4 secondary school students to attend UN Youth Australia Evatt Competition in Australia is open. 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. 

The aim of a team in the Evatt Competition is simple: achieve their nation’s goals through diplomacy. The arena is the UN Security Council, convened to consider a draft resolution. Each team of two must use all the tools of the Security Council to mould the resolution to advance their assigned country’s interests: formal speeches, amendments, parliamentary procedure, and, of course, lots of back-room wheeling and dealing. The students judged the most effective diplomats proceed to the next round.

Additionally, there will be workshops from experts in their field and inspiring speaker sessions. Overall, Evatt educates young people about the world and empowers them as active citizens by developing public speaking, negotiation, teamwork, research, and diplomatic skills.

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. This year the finals will be held in Brisbane from November 25th-December 1st. 

Please find the full application pack here: Evatt Director 2019 Applications.

We encourage applications from people who demonstrate exceptional ability in the following four areas:

  • Passion: Someone with a genuine interest in youth development and global affairs.
  • Leadership: An experienced leader who has pastoral care experience.
  • Communication: The Director will be involved in liaising with a number of stakeholders.
  • Organisational Skills: Someone with the ability to organise a significant trip involving multiple participants.

Furthermore, it would be very beneficial to have UN Youth experience, in terms of having attended or volunteered for UN Youth events in the past. 

Applications close on June 23rd, at 11.59pm! 

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