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Aotearoa Youth Declaration 2022 - Volunteer Registrations (1)

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Aotearoa Youth Declaration 2022 - Volunteer Registrations (1)
Aotearoa Youth Declaration 2022 - Volunteer Registrations (1)

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20 Apr 2022, 10:00 am – 24 Apr 2022, 10:00 am

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About the Event

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11:59PM Friday 18th February 2022


We are a non-profit organisation that provides civics education outside of a traditional classroom context. Through fun workshops and conferences, we engage youth in the most pressing affairs of their country and the international community. Our goal is to inspire young New Zealanders to be active, global citizens. Global citizenship exists in an incredibly diverse range of forms, and UN Youth provides opportunities for delegates to develop their own form of active citizenship. 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. Annually, over 3000 young New Zealanders attend UN Youth events, run by a body of 150 volunteers across the country who dedicate many hours of their time to engaging young people and growing the organisation.


Aotearoa Youth Declaration is one of UN Youth’s flagship conferences. Participants aged 13-18 (Years 9-13) from all over Aotearoa come together to write the Youth Declaration, a document which represents a youth perspective on public policy. During the conference, participants work in targeted Rōpū (committee groups) to create policy solutions on a broad range of problems. Each Rōpū examines issues in Aotearoa and then contributes a solution to the issue, and these solutions comprise the Aotearoa Youth Declaration document. The Aotearoa Youth Declaration document is passed on to decision-makers (MPs, local Councils and Boards, and influential people) to help them decide the future of Aotearoa. 


Please note: volunteering is only open to high school leavers aged 25 or under.

As a volunteer, you will attend a short compulsory training hui on April 20th 2022, and then continue with the conference from April 21-24 2022. 

You can find further information about the volunteer roles available here! 

There is no fee for volunteering. 

For any questions about the event, feel free to contact our Registrations Officer Jennifer Newcomer at 

This registration submission authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to capture my image and likeness in photos, videos and other media footage (“footage”). Additionally, it authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to edit, publish and distribute any and all footage of me without any compensation to be used for any lawful purpose (e.g. creating promotional material).This registration submission authorises UN Youth New Zealand the right to collect, store and use any and all demographic information of me to be used for any lawful purpose (e.g. tracking who our organisation is reaching). This demographic information will not be individually identifiable. The foregoing authorisations shall continue indefinitely unless I otherwise revoke them in writing to


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