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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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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

Organising Committee Volunteer National
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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

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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: jason.armishaw@unyouth.org.nz

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Canterbury Region High School Ambassadors

Applications to be a 2015 Canterbury High School Ambassador are now open! If you live in Canterbury, the West Coast, Tasman area or Marlborough, then this is a role for you! This is a fantastic opportunity for high school students to work closely with the Canterbury volunteers of UN Youth New Zealand to give a high school view of our plans/strategies and organise events. 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. Ambassadors will also act as a go-to person in their school, to pass on information about upcoming UN Youth events and ensure that we are meeting the needs of our members.

Applications and any questions are to be sent to the 2014 Vice-President for High Schools at kaitlyn.white@unyouth.org.nz by 11:59pm Sunday 28th December.

SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: kaitlyn.white@unyouth.org.nz

Pdf 2015_Canterbury_High_School_Ambassadors_pack.pdf

Ambassadors High School Auckland
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Applications to be a 2015 Auckland High School Ambassador are now open!

This is a brilliant opportunity for Year 12 & 13 students to expand their skills and further their involvement with the organisation. Working as a representative of UN Youth New Zealand at your school, you will get the chance to gain greater knowledge of UN Youth as an organisation, as well as many of the skills necessary to be an effective officeholder in the future. You’ll also be given opportunities to network with current officeholders, alongside developing excellent leadership and public speaking skills. If you're a high school student and are interested at all, then apply now because this is not an opportunity to be missed!

Please send any questions you may have, as well as your application materials to the 2015 Vice-President for High Schools at kevin.howe@unyouth.org.nz by 5pm Sunday 14th of December.

--- *Note: This is for the entire Greater Auckland region of UN Youth, which includes the northern half of the North Island down to Taupo. This means that as long as you attend school within the region, you're more than welcome to apply.

SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: kevin.howe@unyouth.org.nz

Pdf High_School_Ambassador_Code_of_Conduct.pdf

Pdf High_School_Ambassador_Role_Description.pdf

Pdf High_School_Ambassador_Application_Form.pdf