Inspiring Global Citizens


We have a passion for growing young people. We inspire global citizens to lead in the spirit of the United Nations.

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.



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 entirely by young volunteers with no paid staff. Our volunteers devote hours to educating young New Zealanders as they bring together valuable experience in education, communications, logistics and youth development. We form the youth arm of the United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNA NZ), delivering of the many United Nations Youth programmes around the world.

Our Key Documents

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National Constitution


Welfare Protocols


National Policy Manual

Upcoming Events

  • Wellington Outreach Programme 2021
    Mon, 21 Jun
    Location is TBD
    21 Jun, 9:00 am
    Location is TBD
    The Wellington Region is proud to introduce our Outreach events this year. Outreach events are events held outside Wellington city, but within the Wellington region, and this year they will be held in the Wairarapa, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne and Manawatū-Whanganui.
  • NZ Model United Nations Delegate Registrations
    Thu, 01 Jul
    Victoria University of Wellington
    01 Jul, 8:00 am – 04 Jul, 5:00 pm
    Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
    Registrations Close 9th May 2021 Ticket Price is $250
  • NZ Model Parliament 2021 - High School Student Registration
    10 Sep, 8:00 am – 12 Sep, 5:00 pm
    University of Canterbury, 20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
    High School Student Registrations