The Canterbury Region of UN Youth was established in late 2002. The Region has developed an extensive Model UN Programme, particularly at a secondary level. A number of previous and current national office holders originate from Canterbury. The Canterbury region encompasses Christchurch, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast and everywhere in-between. We hold events for high school students in Christchurch, Greymouth and Nelson, and University events in Christchurch. Alongside our Regional Council, we have a number of High School Ambassadors who organise and promote Model UN events within their schools.

How to Get Involved

There are a myriad of ways to get involved in events in Canterbury. If you are still in High School, your best point of contact will be your school’s High School Ambassador, if you have one! They can help you out with what events are coming up, and suggest other ways that you can get involved in Model UN, such as holding a classroom Model UN. Another way of getting involved for high schooler students is becoming a High School Ambassador. This is a great role and a perfect way to fully immerse yourself in the Regional happenings. We also hold a variety of events throughout the year for high school students.

For those of you no longer at school, then you can Like our Regional Facebook page to be notified of any upcoming opportunities for you to get involved. There are lots of volunteer and delegate opportunities throughout the year, and we are a registered club on campus at the University of Canterbury. Please feel free to contact any of our Council members if you need to get in touch or enquire about anything.

Upcoming Events

  • Canterbury Model European Union 2017

    September 7 @ 8:30 am - September 8 @ 4:00 pm at

    Join us to discuss and debate the European Union's response to the election of Donald Trump as Presi...

Regional Council

Ashley Stuart
Regional President
Ashley Stuart
Hannah Long
VP High Schools
Hannah Long
Freya Farrar
VP Tertiary
Freya Farrar
Sam Walker
Treasurer
Sam Walker
Amelia McLuskie
Secretary
Amelia McLuskie
Tei Driver
General Member
Tei Driver
Leatham Landon-Lane
General Member
Leatham Landon-Lane
Robert Petch
General Member
Robert Petch
William Fulton
General Member
William Fulton
Zoe Long
General Member
Zoe Long
Kaitlyn White
Immediate Past President
Kaitlyn White