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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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Diplomacy Competition Markers

The Diplomacy Competition is an online Model UN initiative for high school students. We are looking for a team of Markers to help us out during the four Rounds we run throughout the year. As a Marker we will equip you with the skills necessary to mark Diplomacy position papers. You will be able to contribute to the largest UN Youth initiative, with over 500 Participants and 130 Teams, as well as be in to win some nifty prizes!

The approval process involves reading through our comprehensive Marker’s Guide and completing a short test. Send an email to our Content Officer, Emma Pairman, with the subject "Diplomacy Marking" to indicate your interest and apply! She will provide you with the Marker's Guide and more details.

SEND APPLICATION FORM TO: [email protected]