Auckland Model United Nations 2022 Participant Registrations

Price

$75

Date

13 - 14 August, 2022

Registrations Close

8 August 2022

Tēnā koe e hoa! Auckland Model United Nations (AMUN) is back and ready to UN+LEASH the voices of hundreds of rangatahi from Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond. Held over two days at Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau, the University of Auckland, AMUN 2022 is set to be the biggest UN Youth event ever!


WHAT IS AMUN?

AMUN is an annual event that invites high school students to develop a global mindset to the pressing issues facing the world today. Modelled off the United Nations General Assembly, delegates are assigned a country and represent that state’s position on a series of topics in committee sessions, such as environmental protection or the rights of indigenous peoples. Participants will also benefit from taking part in interactive workshops, discussions and speaker panels. In doing so, rangatahi are provided with opportunities to kōrero, debate and negotiate with others, gaining a greater insight into the complexities and disparate impacts of global measures, as well as fostering collaboration and problem-solving skills. More information on the committee session topics is available 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 which 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. 

 

OUR GOAL

Through this event, we hope to UN+LEASH within our delegates the confidence to return to and shape their communities. When the earnest voices of rangatahi are too often overlooked by the system, it is vital that young people are provided with safe spaces to meet, learn and be empowered to address issues that concern them and their communities. Now more than ever, rangatahi’s voices are needed to help shape debate on challenges for which long-term collaboration and solutions are required. Through engagement with topical issues, opportunities for partnership, and empowering speaker sessions, AMUN aims to fill the void left by the system for youth empowerment, enabling our participants to better understand their role within Aotearoa and around the world.

 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND AMUN?

AMUN is an extraordinary and rare space in which a large number of rangatahi can come together and empower each other. Whether this is a delegate’s first or twenty-first UN Youth event, whether they are an introvert or extrovert, political novice or future Prime Minister, young or old, AMUN provides opportunities for all delegates to develop and enjoy themselves. Delegates will be able to develop strong connections with fellow high schoolers in small- and large-group settings, as well as gain new insights and perspectives into international affairs. Moreover, delegates will strengthen their confidence, public speaking, and negotiation skills. We hope that delegates will feel welcome at AMUN and in the wider UN Youth community.

 

MĀORI & PASIFIKA PROGRAMME

We are excited to confirm that the Māori and Pasifika Programme will be returning to our AMUN Conference this year! This programme gives M&PI participants the opportunity to meet and empower each other in a safe environment, usually during lunch or one of our morning/afternoon tea breaks. There is no additional cost to participate in this programme. If you would like to join the M&PI Programme please indicate this on your registration form. But don't worry, if you change your mind, sign-ups will be open on the day.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Financial circumstances should not be a barrier to participation in a UN Youth event. Therefore, we have many scholarships available to cover all or part of the $75 registration fee. If you require financial support to attend this event, then you may apply for a full scholarship, partial scholarship, or both. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please indicate this on your registration form.


COVID PRECAUTIONS

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 therefore we are focused on delivering a safe environment and clearly communicating with our participants how the event will operate. 


SOCIAL MEDIA

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


If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Communications Manager, Eddie Day at [email protected]


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available here.


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