Youth Declaration is a four day national conference for secondary school students. It gives young leaders the opportunity to voice their opinions and contribute to public policy making in New Zealand. Through mutual dialogue, participants will be driven to examine their own beliefs while developing a respect for differing points of view.
Within the conference program there will be expert speakers, educational workshops, an outreach program, and focus groups led by trained facilitators.
Our goals are to provide a unique extracurricular experience. Students will develop key competencies of thinking, relating to others and participating, in an intense and interactive way. They will learn about a range of issues in New Zealand and gain hands-on experience within the community. The Final Declaration serves to show that today's youth are engaged and insightful individuals, capable of articulating solutions for a better future.
Youth Declaration 2013 will be held in Auckland at the Univeristy of Auckland. The full event will run from Wednesday 24th April until Saturday 27th April.
The conference cost is $80 for Participants and $45 for all Conference Assistants and Facilitators. This cost includes all food and photocopying at the conference. Participants will need to supply own pens and notepaper.
Be inspired. Be heard. Have fun.
For more information, please have a browse through the superb Participant Handbook at http://issuu.com/unyouthnz/docs/participants_handbook2013.
To see the Youth Declaration 2012, click here.
To see the Youth Declaration 2012 closing ceremony, click here.
Registrations are now open!
Register to be a PARTICIPANT here
Apply to become a SCHOLARSHIP PARTICIPANT here
Register to be a FACILITATOR here
Register to be a WELFARE OFFICER, MEDIA OFFICER/REPORTER or GENERAL CONFERENCE ASSISTANT here
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Registrations Officer,
Su Young Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to direct specific queries to the relevant committee member below
Coordinator – Jason Armishaw (email@example.com)
Assistant Coordinator – Benedict Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Communications Officer – Sarah Alawi (email@example.com)
Education Officer – Jonathan Gee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Logistics Officer – Nurain Janah (email@example.com)
Registrations Officer - Su Young Kim (firstname.lastname@example.org)