UN Youth is on the hunt for a committee for Aotearoa Youth Declaration 2023! Sound like you? Find out more (including how to apply) in the information pack - applications are due Wednesday 6 July 2022, 11:59 PM. Committee members will work alongside the 2023 Coordinator, Will Dalzell.
To be eligible to apply, you must be a high school leaver at the time the committee term commences (~July 2022), and under the age of 25.
WHAT IS AOTEAROA YOUTH DECLARATION?
Aotearoa Youth Declaration (AYD) is UN Youth’s flagship civics education conference. The conference aims to equip participants with a better understanding of their identity, the issues impacting their communities and ways they can contribute to solving these issues.
Specifically, participants are guided by facilitators in rōpū over four days. Each rōpū centres around a different policy area. Additionally, participants will get involved in a number of workshops, visit various organisations and hear from industry experts. Participants will then develop policy recommendations on the areas most important to them. All of the policy recommendations are brought together in the Youth Declaration, a document that represents the youth voice.
AYD is also about introducing rangatahi (youth) to new experiences, opportunities and people. The conference is for young people from every corner of society. The conference helps participants explore the issues they are passionate about and shows them how they can express their passion through advocacy, volunteering and general community involvement. AYD is about empowering young Kiwis to become conscientious citizens who are aware of the influence of their voice upon the direction of Aotearoa. By challenging participants to tackle our country’s biggest social, economic and cultural issues, the conference provides young Kiwis with the motivation to create positive change in the future.
The National Executive will consult the Coordinator to decide on the specific roles of Committee Members. The Committee Members will fulfil their specific roles and work as a team to achieve AYD’s objectives.
Committee Member roles from previous AYD conferences are outlined below. You may wish to indicate an interest in one or more of these in your application.
Regional Hui Officer
Questions about the role, application process or other queries can be directed to the 2022 National People Officer, Julia Welsh ([email protected]).