Global Development Tour 2019


Location: International

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Closing Date: 23/04/2018 11:59 pm


Apply to help organise the Global Development Tour in 2019! UN Youth is looking for 4 young New Zealanders to lead a delegation of 22 of some of our country’s brightest and most passionate High School Students on 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 tour is a developing initiative within UN Youth New Zealand – while the experience is consistent from year to year, each tour grows to work towards our goal of ‘Inspiring Global Citizens’ in its own way. For the upcoming tour, the directors will have the opportunity to create an educational theme and align the tour’s cities, meetings and conference to this theme. In 2018, the Global Development Tour focused on strategy and implementation towards the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and gave delegates the opportunity to meet and engage with key players in sustainable development.

The 2018 delegation travelled to New York, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Geneva and Rome. The delegation met with around 20 organisations including the UN Global Compact, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, UN Women, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Copenhagen City Council and the World Food Programme. The tour also involved the delegation attending one of the most prestigious high school Model UN events in the United States –  the Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition at Columbia University in New York.

You must read the relevant application pack before applying:

Applications for the Global Development Tour 2019 will be decided by the National Executive.

Applicants are typically shortlisted for telephone, Skype or in-person interviews. If the National Executive receives an insufficient number of applicants or does not receive applications of a sufficient quality, we reserve the right to extend or reopen applications for this role.

Applications for Director are now closed.

Assistant Director Applications have been extended to close on Monday 23 April at 11.59pm 

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact 


Being a part of the Global Development Tour Directorship will be a unique experience as well as an amazing development opportunity. If you have the skills we are looking for, we highly encourage you to apply! More specifically, below are five key reasons why you should apply:

Professional Development

Through this involvement with UN Youth, you will gain skills and experience that will benefit you no matter what your course of study is or future career goals are. It will be a significant boost to your CV and you will gain a lot from the expertise of other Volunteers you will work with.


The friends and social networks that Volunteers gain by being a part of UN Youth are a big part of what brings many people back. This role is a great opportunity to meet new, like-minded people or otherwise continue working with some of the incredible people you already know!


A role such as this will be a great deal of work, but it can also be fun! You will have the opportunity to undertake subsidised travel overseas, work with awesome people and form memories for a lifetime.


If you have participated in UN Youth events in the past, you will know just how educational and transformative they can be. This role is a fantastic way to give back to the organisation and contribute to the wider community through direct youth development.


Organising an international delegation is no small task. This role is really something that is significant and special – perfect for someone looking to extend or challenge themselves.


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