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 Region AGM

The AGM will be held on October 3rd, 5PM, at the OUSA Recreation Centre. Come along to hear about what we’ve been up to this year and elect the council for next year.

Nominations for positions on the 2019 Regional Council close September 16th at 5PM. Attached here is a document providing information on the available positions and the nomination process.

Please send any nominations to the returning officer, Sylvia Duncan via this email or to

Once nominations have closed, proxy voting will become available. If you are unable to attend the AGM, you may cast a proxy vote allowing you to still have your say in the 2019 Regional Council. Further information on this will be provided later on.

More information about the AGM can be found here, or through sending an email to,nz!