大家好, kia ora koutou and hello!
My name is Teresa and I am thrilled to be the National President of UN Youth.
UN Youth is the largest youth-for-youth organisation in Aotearoa and is powered solely by tūao (volunteers). Our mission is to inspire rangatahi (youth) from all backgrounds, places and interests to be active global citizens. We do this by hosting safe, educational and fun events to equip rangatahi with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference in their communities.
Annually, over 3,000 rangatahi from Northland to Southland will attend our 5 international tours, 3 national conferences and various regional events. One important focus is ensuring our events are accessible for everyone by partnering with sponsors, providing numerous scholarships and fostering inclusive spaces for our attendees.
COVID has had an immense impact on our ability to achieve our mission. Our international tours are on hold but our amazing tūao are working hard behind-the-scenes to bring back our epic national conferences, regional events and outreach huis (gatherings).
We are always looking for people, organisations and ideas to help us achieve our mission. Please reach out if you want to find out more, support our mahi (work) or are simply keen for a chat.
Hei te wā tītoki (See you sometime in the future),