Tikanga Working Group


Location: National

Contact Email: mark.howard@unyouth.org.nz

Closing Date: 2020-04-24 17:00:00


The Tikanga Working Group (TWG) is an advisory committee to UN Youth’s Board of Directors. The TWG works with the National Executive at both a governance and operational level. The TWG develops Māori and Pasifika strategies to engage with Māori-Pasifika communities and stakeholders. This is to ensure our organisation is inclusive of our indigenous population and respecting the vital role Māori and Pasifika Peoples play in our society.

The group’s primary responsibility is to provide strategic guidance to increase rangatahi Māori and Pasifika youth engagement in UN Youth events. The TWG works with these communities and stakeholders to ensure they are properly included in our kaupapa. Additionally, the TWG provides guidance and context surrounding important Māori-Pasifika customs and contemporary issues to the organisation – such as by drafting relevant policies. 

In 2020, the group is looking to expand the membership of the TWG to ensure the group’s capabilities are matched to the work being mandated. The group has an interest in expanding UN Youth’s Pasifika policy to best reflect the interests of Pasifika Peoples. This is because Aotearoa is a Pacific nation and has a significant Pasifika population. Therefore, the group is looking for four more internal members: two Māori positions and two Pasifika positions.

Applications are due on Friday 24 April 2020 at 5:00 pm. 

Please find the application pack here.

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