Evatt ACT is the Territory’s round of Australia’s premier high school debating and diplomacy competition. The competition places young Australians into the shoes of delegates to the UN Security Council. Evatt provides students with a deeper understanding of worldwide issues and the skills they need for global citizenship.


 

For more information on the Evatt competition and to find your country briefs, please see here.

If you have any questions about the Evatt competition that this webpage or the page linked above do not answer, then you can email the ACT Evatt convenor Jess Carlisle at the following address: jessica.carlislegoldblatt@unyouth.org.au

About the Competition

How does Evatt Work?

Students in Years 9-12 compete in teams of two from their own school. The competition takes the form of a mock session of the UN Security Council. Teams debate, amend and vote on resolutions from the perspective of a Security Council member state. The students judged to be the most effective diplomats will go on to the next round, with the best in the ACT getting the opportunity to compete against teams from around the country in the Finals.

Through debate, students will engage with a diverse range of major global issues including armed conflict, human rights, terrorism and climate change. Through Evatt, you’ll develop tonnes of skills, including public speaking, negotiation, teamwork and diplomacy. You’ll also gain a practical understanding of the complexities of international politics and Australia’s place in the global community.

The cost for the competition is $30 per person, which covers registration, materials, refreshments, and will go toward our scholarship program as well as subsidies for our regional participants.

Dates for 2018

METROPOLITAN ROUNDS

The ANU Moot Court can be found on the third floor of the Law Building. You can access it via the elevator or stairs found in the middle of the law building on the ground floor. Interactive Map

Saturday May 12 (Morning) – Moot Court, School of Law, ANU
Saturday May 12 (Afternoon) – Moot Court, School of Law, ANU

Saturday May 19 (Morning) – Moot Court, School of Law, ANU
Saturday May 19 (Afternoon) – Moot Court, School of Law, ANU

Sunday May 27 (Morning) – Moot Court, School of Law, ANU
Sunday May 27 (Afternoon) – Moot Court, School of Law, ANU

REGIONAL ROUNDS 

Date to be announced – Wagga Wagga
Date to be announced – Albury-Wodonga

Semi-Final Rounds

Saturday August 4 – Moot Court, School of Law, ANU
Sunday August 5 – Moot Court, School of Law, ANU

Finals

Date TBA – College of Business and Economics (CBE), ANU
Date TBA – College of Business and Economics (CBE), ANU

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