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UN Youth Australia runs programs across all Australian states and territories. Select your state to find out what is coming up in your area.

All of our programs are organised and run by volunteers under the age of 25. We run innovative workshops, conferences, competitions and national peak events. UN Youth Australia also runs in-school programs and workshops by request.

If you or your school is interested in having us come visit, please get in in touch with your state or territory branch.

Programs

Upcoming Events

Evatt Competition

Evatt Queensland is the state’s round of the Evatt Trophy - Australia’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious debating and diplomacy competition, with over 2000 students competing from every State and Territory.

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Voice Queensland

Unlike any other public speaking competition, UN Youth Voice asks contestants to present their innovative solutions to some of the world’s most prominent and pressing issues.

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Voice

The UN Youth Voice brings together Australia's brightest speakers in years 7-10 to craft and deliver their own unique and nuanced solutions to pressing global issues. Over 1000 young Australians participate each year.

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The Youth Representative

The Australian Youth Representative to the UN is a role appointed annually by UN Youth Australia in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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15 Aug

The Evatt Competition

Welcome to Australia’s most prestigious high school Model UN competition. The Evatt Trophy Competition engages high school students across Australia in world affairs and issues through debating mock Security Council resolutions from the position of an assigned country.

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28 Feb - 01 Mar 20

Queensland State Conference

The UN Youth Queensland State Conference is our premier event, and is one of the largest leadership and diplomacy forums hosted in Queensland.

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06 Mar - 07 Mar 20

North Queensland Conferences

UN Youth Queensland hosts annual conferences in Cairns, Mackay and Townsville. This is an excellent opportunity for students living in North Queensland to engage with international affairs, develop leadership skills and meet other like minded individuals.

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06 Mar - 08 Mar 20

NSW State Conference

State Conference is UN Youth NSW's flagship event. A weekend overnight residential event, State Conference is for all students in Years 9 - 12 who are passionate about global issues and human rights!

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13 Mar - 16 Mar 20

Tasmanian State Conference 2020

Tasmania's premier youth summit, this conference brings together Year 9-12 students from across the state in March for a weekend of discussion, debate and inspiration on some of the globe's most pressing issues.

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09 May

Crisis Point

Crisis Point is a one day summit structured around an Interactive Problem Solving Activity. Students will be given a briefing about an important issue in our world today, and will be posed a problem that they need to fix.

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26 Jun - 06 Jul 20

Voice Tasmania

UN Youth Voice is a public speaking competition that sees participants propose solutions to pressing global issues, lobby for their consideration, and defend its validity.

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25 Jul

Crisis Point

Crisis Point is a unique opportunity for students in Years 9-12 to develop their diplomacy and negotiation skills, while learning about international relations and global issues.

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31 Jul - 09 Aug 20

WA – Evatt Competition

The Evatt Competition is a Model United Nations Security Council diplomacy competition for students in Years 9-12. Registrations are currently open and more than 2,000 students compete nationally each year.

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22 Aug

NSW Crisis Point: United States Divided Politics

Crisis Point is a unique opportunity for students in Years 9-12 to develop their diplomacy and negotiation skills in an Interactive Problem Solving Activity that will see them represent a particular stakeholder in a political dispute!

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05 Sep

Gender Equality, Empowering Humanity

UN Youth Australia is partnering with UN Women Australia to deliver this national online summit for high school students on the role of the United Nations in advancing gender equality worldwide.

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25 Sep

Voice SA 2020

How would you solve the problems of today’s world? In UN Youth's Voice, choose an issue that matters to you, and tell us how you’d change the world.

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26 Sep - 27 Sep 20

NSW Junior Leadership Weekend

Junior Leadership Weekend is a two day and one night residential conference for students in Years 7-8 to learn about leadership, diplomacy, advocacy and delivering meaningful change in their local communities.

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All Year

NSW Schools Programs

Take advantage of a top-quality educational experience, crafted specifically for your needs! If you’re a primary or high school teacher, or a tertiary educator, we want to hear from you!

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All Year

School Visits

UN Youth Australia can run anything from a one hour session for a single class, to a multiple day event for multiple grades. All our sessions are tailored to your requirements.

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All Year

Schools Ambassadors Program

Schools Ambassadors Program is an initiative of UN Youth Queensland dedicated to three things: building leadership skills, educating about international issues and fun!

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All Year

Tertiary Opportunities

Passionate about global issues and social justice, and studying at university? Get involved as a UN Youth Australia facilitator!

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All Year

TAS Schools Programs

UN Youth Tasmania’s young and knowledgeable volunteers have a history of conducting visits to schools and classes of all types. These have proved to be a powerful and engaging way for students to learn about international issues of all kinds.

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All Year

School Visits

UN Youth Victoria runs education sessions in schools across the state. Take advantage of a high-quality educational experience, crafted specifically for your needs!

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All Year

School Visits

UN Youth ACT can come to your school! We run several activities which aim to engage students and encourage their participation. Our visits can incorporate your curriculum or any relevant topic.

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Jul - Aug 2020

NSW Negotiations Competition

The NSW Negotiations Competition is a diplomacy and negotiation competition that immerses students in the role of state negotiators finding practicable solutions to important international disputes.

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July 2020

National Conference

The UN Youth National Conference brings together over 150 exceptional young people from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific to discuss a diverse range of international and local issues.

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May - June 2020

NSW Evatt

Evatt NSW is the New South Wales state round of The Evatt Competition, Australia’s premier model United Nations Security Council debating and diplomacy competition.

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October 2020

NSW Voice

Voice is a national public speaking competition that sees participants propose solutions to pressing global issues, lobby for their consideration, and defend their validity. The 2020 NSW Competition will begin in October.

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Ongoing

Student Ambassadors Program

The Student Ambassadors Program is a unique opportunity for students in Years 9-12 to develop key leadership, teamwork and communication skills, as well as meet new friends and mentors.

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September - October 2020

Evatt SA 2020

Evatt SA is the South Australian round of the UN Youth Australia Evatt Competition, Australia’s premier debating and diplomacy competition.

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Term 3 2020

Evatt Victoria – ONLINE

Evatt Victoria is the state round of Australia’s premier debating and diplomacy competition. Evatt places young Australians in the shoes of UN Security Council representatives, making them debate on issues of international security, human rights and current affairs. Students in Years 9-12 compete in teams of two from their own school. The competition takes the form of a simulated UN Security Council, where teams debate, amend and vote on a resolution prepared by our facilitators from the perspective of one of the Security Council’s member states.

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Programs

National Programs

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Voice

The UN Youth Voice brings together Australia's brightest speakers in years 7-10 to craft and deliver their own unique and nuanced solutions to pressing global issues. Over 1000 young Australians participate each year.

Find out more

The Youth Representative

The Australian Youth Representative to the UN is a role appointed annually by UN Youth Australia in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Find out more

15 Aug

The Evatt Competition

Welcome to Australia’s most prestigious high school Model UN competition. The Evatt Trophy Competition engages high school students across Australia in world affairs and issues through debating mock Security Council resolutions from the position of an assigned country.

Find out more

05 Sep

Gender Equality, Empowering Humanity

UN Youth Australia is partnering with UN Women Australia to deliver this national online summit for high school students on the role of the United Nations in advancing gender equality worldwide.

Find out more

July 2020

National Conference

The UN Youth National Conference brings together over 150 exceptional young people from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific to discuss a diverse range of international and local issues.

Find out more

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