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Auckland Model United Nations 2023 Volunteer Registrations


25 - 26 March


University of Auckland, Auckland CBD


Registrations Close

17 March 2023


Tēnā koe e hoa! Auckland Model United Nations (AMUN) is back and better than ever! AMUN 2023 is the largest UN Youth event in New Zealand and is held over two days at Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau, the University of Auckland. We welcome hundreds of rangatahi from Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.


AMUN is an annual event enabling high school students to develop a diplomatic perspective toward the world's pressing issues today. Delegates will each represent a country to stimulate a typical United Nations General Assembly where topics of debate will be current and relevant. Participants will represent their country's viewpoints while considering their nation's political, economic, and cultural standards. They delve into the issues of an interconnected world wrought with complexities, working together to create solutions for global problems.

AMUN 2023 would not be possible without the support of our exceptional and motivated volunteer kaimahi! Volunteers are essential to every aspect of our event and ensure the conference runs smoothly. They work collaboratively alongside fellow volunteers, are primary communicators, and are driven to create a successful and enjoyable event for our delegates. Volunteering as a conference assistant is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience. We are very grateful to returning volunteers who bring experience and passion to their roles. We also invite new volunteers to register, who can bring fresh perspectives and experience to the event. Most importantly, we want passionate and committed volunteers to inspire our rangatahi and their discussions.

The volunteer roles available are Committee Facilitator, Logistics Officer, Welfare Officer, Media Officer, M&PI Liaison, and LGBTQ+ Liaison. We have a variety of positions that suit a variety of interests and skills! More information on these roles can be found here.

UN Youth Auckland acknowledges that te Tiriti o Waitangi (te Tiriti) is the founding document of Aotearoa, New Zealand. We recognise that a key intent of Te Tiriti was to uphold relationships of mutual benefit between the indigenous peoples of Aotearoa and acknowledge the events prior, present, and future that have deeply affected our society. In upholding this partnership principle set out in Te Tiriti, UN Youth Auckland adopts tikanga values as a guiding framework for our events. More information about how UN Youth incorporates tikanga māori into our events is available here. UN Youth Auckland also would like to acknowledge the mana whenua of this rohe ngā iwi kātoa o Tāmaki Makaurau and their right as kaitiaki over this land.


On maps, uncharted territories are often marked as unsafe or risky due to the obstacles, rough waters, and hardships involved. For AMUN 2023, our theme 'UN+CHARTED' aims to equip each and every delegate with the skills and confidence to sail into the uncharted waters of their future. Through the committee sessions, workshops, and speaker panel, delegates will gain a greater understanding of complex global issues and develop essential skills that will be transferable to their future endeavours, whatever they may be. Similarly, by observing these discussions, leading sessions, and supporting our delegates, our volunteers will learn more about their place as global citizens.


Volunteering at AMUN allows tertiary students to give back to the Tāmaki Makaurau region while benefiting themselves and delegates. Through leading and observing committee sessions, volunteers are exposed to the same content as delegates. Thus, they can expand their knowledge base about global citizenship and issues alongside our delegates. AMUN enables volunteers to gain valuable volunteering experience that contributes to their professional development, and it looks great on a CV! Moreover, this conference allows volunteers to meet like-minded rangatahi and develop new connections before and after the event!

We provide a comprehensive volunteer training hui to ensure our volunteers are well-equipped to foster a safe and empowering environment for delegates to develop their skills. Additionally, we hold a function after the event to thank our volunteers for their mahi!

We welcome volunteers with all ranges of UN Youth experience - regardless of whether you are a returning volunteer or a new volunteer, what matters most is your dedication and enthusiasm towards making Auckland Model United Nations 2023 the best yet!


UN Youth Auckland is committed to protecting the hauora of our delegates and volunteers and complying with the Government's COVID Protection Framework. We understand that COVID can be a source of anxiety for some delegates/volunteers and continues to be present within our communities. Therefore we are focused on delivering a safe environment and communicating with our participants about how the event will operate.


One of the best ways to keep up to date with event updates and announcements is through following our socials! Be sure to follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok.

Extended Information for this event can be found here.

If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact our Communications Manager, Jaynisha Bhikha at [email protected]

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