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Mission Statement

We have a passion for growing young people. We inspire global citizens.

UN Youth is a non-profit organisation that provides civics education outside the traditional classroom context. Through fun workshops, Model UN, and discussion groups, we engage secondary and tertiary students in the most pressing affairs of their country and the international community.

Our aim is to connect young people with others who care, and help them develop confidence in their own beliefs and abilities. UN Youth is a springboard to help youth go out into the world feeling empowered to make good change.

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Mission Statement

Throughout Aotearoa, our work equips young people to become informed, engaged, and critical New Zealanders who understand their global context and the connections between the local and the global. Our organisation provides young people with the necessary educational and social skills to excel. Annually, over 2000 New Zealanders from Northland to Southland attend a UN Youth event.

We are a registered charity run by young volunteers and form the youth branch of the United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNANZ). As one of many UN Youth Associations around the world, we are part of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).


Want to get involved in UN Youth New Zealand and become part of our team? You've come to the right place. We are constantly seeking talented, ambitious and motivated young people to help us do what we do even better!

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Support Teams Volunteer National
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National Design Team

UN Youth is looking for creative talents to join our National Design Team (NDT)! If you love digital arts, photography or videography, then you should be a part of UN Youth's NDT. Not only will you be working on our highly regarded brand image, you'll also be working with other creatives from all over the country. Share your skills, explore the possibilities - and have your works published! So what are you waiting for? Don't forget to check out our Application Info Pack.

SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: applications@unyouth.org.nz

Pdf NDT_Application_Pack.pdf

Ambassadors High School Dunedin
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Otago Region High School Ambassadors

Otago High School Ambassador 2015 Applications are now open! 

If you are a high school student in Otago, Southland or Central Otago this is an opportunity for you! Being a high school ambassador gives you the chance to be the representative of UN Youth New Zealand at your school. This involves organising events, getting schoolmates involved, and working with Otago volunteers around event planning/strategising. Ambassadors will gain many skills from this experience, such as working in a team, event management, working in a youth led organisation, collaborating with other organisations and many more. 

Applications and any questions can be sent to Bokyong Mun, the Otago Vice-President for High Schools at bokyong.mun@unyouth.org.nz by 11.59pm, Sunday 1st March.


SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: bokyong.mun@unyouth.org.nz

Pdf Otago_High_School_Ambassadors_Application_2015.pdf

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National Tertiary Event Coordinator

Applications for the National Tertiary Event Coordinator is now open! 


Each year around August/September, UN Youth New Zealand holds it’s largest tertiary level conference. 


Based off the success of the NZ Model Security Council, this event is open to new forms, new ideas, and new directions for engaging university students in global citizenship and engagement with international issues.


If this sounds like you, apply now!

SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: applications@unyouth.org.nz

Pdf NTE_Coordinator_Application.pdf

Elected Officers Volunteer National
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February 2015 SGM

Special General Meeting
UN Youth New Zealand will hold an SGM on Sunday 15 February 3pm in Dunedin.
This SGM has been called by the National Executive for the following purposes: 
1. To elect a National Communications Officer (NCO) and National Volunteers Officer (NVO) to the 2015 National Executive. 
2. To approve the minutes of the 2014 SGM
Seconded by: Wellington
Nominations for the vacant positions are now open and are due by 6pm Friday 30 January. No late applications will be accepted.

SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: bhen.goodsir@unyouth.org.nz

Support Teams Volunteer National
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National Education Team

The UN Youth National Education Team applications are open in January! The Education Team helps create and guide the educational content of UN Youth, including resolutions, briefing papers, workshops and more. The team is also involved in setting the strategic vision for education in UN Youth and engage with UN Youths external stakeholders. Becoming a member of the National Education team is a great way for a student to gain skills in the education area, while having fun and making a difference in the lives of other young people

SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: matthew.schep@unyouth.org.nz