Auckland Model United Nations 2022 Volunteer Registrations

Price

Free

Date

13 - 14 August, 2022

Registrations Close

22 July 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.


AMUN could not go ahead without the support of extraordinarily gifted and motivated volunteer kaimahi. Volunteers are crucial to the smooth running of the event, acting as the first point of contact for delegates and the primary communicators of the event programme, as well as doing much of the work behind the scenes. Working collaboratively in a close-knit community of fellow kaimahi, volunteers find AMUN to be a highly rewarding and fulfilling experience.


We greatly appreciate the involvement of returning volunteers, who bring experience and passion to their roles. We also strongly encourage the registration of new volunteers, who can bring fresh perspectives to the event. Most importantly, we want volunteers who are passionate and committed to helping UN+LEASH the voices of rangatahi!


The roles available are Committee Facilitator, Logistics Officer, Welfare Officer, Media Officer, M&PI Liaison, and LGBTQ+ Liaison (for the first time!), which suit a variety of interests and skills. More information on these roles can be found here. For all the keen Committee Facilitators, 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 the world.


Similarly, we hope that through observing and leading sessions and supporting our delegates, our volunteers will learn more about their place within national and global systems as well as gain confidence in a range of soft skills.


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 or volunteer’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 and volunteers to develop and enjoy themselves.


Volunteering at AMUN is an activity in which tertiary students can engage with and give back to the Tāmaki Makaurau region and see tangible benefits from their involvement, both for themselves and for the delegates. While in a supporting role, volunteers are exposed to the same content as delegates and thus expand their knowledge about global citizenship and issues. The volunteering experience gained from AMUN is useful for professional development and looks great on the CV! Volunteers also have the opportunity to meet like-minded rangatahi and develop new relationships, which is something that we aim to foster during the event, as well as at a compulsory volunteer training hui beforehand and an after party!


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, Tik Tok 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.


Please note that all volunteers will be required to submit a police vetting form in accordance with the Children’s Act 2014. A police vetting form will be sent to you after a successful application and the results will be emailed directly to UN Youth. All results are treated with the highest confidentiality and in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020. 

 

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