About the Tour

In 2021, UN Youth Australia is offering an exciting new opportunity to explore one of the fastest growing regions of the world. This year, we’ll be engaging with 30 young leaders from across Australia on a four weekend tour of Asia to explore the shifting economic, cultural and political paradigms in the 21st Century.

Over 4 weekends, you’ll engage with key players in this emerging region – from multinational businesses, politicians, embassies, leading thinkers, artists, NGOs and grassroots organisations. You’ll immerse yourself in everything East Asia has to offer.

The theme of the tour is shifting paradigms in a globalised world. We’ll be exploring places, people and forces that are shaping our present and changing our futures. Starting in Japan we look at how culture is shaped through the interaction of the state with the world. Moving through Taiwan, we will explore the geopolitical implications of opposing ideologies and the challenges for de facto states. The tour will end in Vietnam, where we will look at how the Vietnam war impacted the nation and the socialist states’ role in ASEAN.

How did Japan reinvent itself after the Second World War? What is the impact of unequal growth within the region for Vietnam? What has allowed for the secure pandemic response that we see in Taiwan? Where is this region headed and what is Australia’s place in Asia? These are just some of the big questions we will tackle on the tour.


Click here to express your interest in receiving more information about the Emerging Leaders Program in 2021 as it comes out. Dates are still pending confirmation.

If you’re in Years 10-12, join us as we explore the places, people and forces that have shaped the world as we know it. Starting from scratch, explore the fastest-growing region in the world with us and learn Australia’s place in Asia. Filled with some of the world’s largest economies and most influential decision-makers, join UN Youth Australia in the Emerging Leaders Program to experience Asia like never before.

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Apply now to convene!

Applications to convene the Emerging Leaders Program are now open, and we want you to apply! Information about the role, including the position description, can be found here. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Emerging Leaders Program will be run online rather than in person.

Express your interest!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Emerging Leaders Program will be run online rather than in person. The tour’s date will be confirmed shortly, but if your keen and interested (!), please use this form to express your interest in attending the tour. 


Please feel free to get in touch with the Chief International Operations Officer, Amber Flynn at cioo@unyouth.org.au.

Media Enquiries

UN Youth Australia welcomes enquiries from media interested in reporting on the Emerging Leaders Program. 


Please email communications@unyouth.org.au and we will get back to you with more information. 

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