The Otago Region of UN Youth, covering the entirety of New Zealand located south of the Waitaki River, was founded in 2006. Initially UN Youth Otago offered specialist support to the Otago branch of Rotary to help run their Model United Nations Assembly event. Since then, the Region has diversified its events programme, to include a flagship Model UN conference, subregional events in Southland, Central Otago, Dunedin, and a Youth Forum event. We might be the youngest region, but we are also the fastest growing.


How to Get Involved

UN Youth Otago runs many events throughout the year for both high school and university students. In addition, we also run social, and general events for everyone to enjoy. Sign up to our mailing list below, or keep an eye on our Events and Facebook pages, or feel free flick any questions to

High School Mailing list

Tertiary Mailing list

Upcoming Events

  • Otago Southland Youth Forum 2018 - Otago-Southland Youth Forum is UN Youth Otago regions prime chance to represents its views and and engage with key regional politics and issues. We are excited to be able to announce that the theme this year will be UN+Accessible – changing lives by making services, institutions and and knowledge accessible to all. This two day event […]