About the event

Are you in Years 9 – 12 and passionate about debating and diplomacy?

In August 2018, teams of two students (from the same school) from years 9-12 will debate, amend, and vote on a prepared resolution from the perspective of a Member State of the Security Council. The top two teams will represent their school and the NT at the National Finals in Tasmania in December.

The competition takes the form of mock sessions of the UN Security Council and places you in the UN Security Council as a representative of nation. Debate on issues of international security, human rights and current affairs and come to a solution.

Why should I take part in Evatt?

  • Gain skills in speaking, research, teamwork, leadership and diplomacy.
  • Represent a country in the most important body in the international arena.
  • Expand your horizons and engage with the big current issues in international relations – from global warming to terrorism, aid to intervention and debt to piracy.
  • Debate, negotiate and lobby competitively.
  • Compete for your school and the chance to represent the NT for a week in Tasmania.
  • Meet other passionate and engaged young people.
  • Don’t forget, you don’t need any prior debating, public speaking or model UN experience to take part in Evatt – some of our most successful teams have done absolutely no public speaking before!

How to win

The aim of a team in an Evatt competition is simple: achieve your nation’s goals through diplomacy.

The arena is the UN Security Council, convened to consider a draft resolution (drawn up by us, your loving UN Youth judges).

You must use all the tools of the Security Council to mould this resolution to advance your assigned country’s interests: formal speeches, amendments, parliamentary procedure, and, of course, lots of back-room wheeling and dealing.

The particular Security Council rules and the means by which you’ll be assessed are laid out in the National Judging Criteria and Rules of Procedure.

Like all standards, this is a pretty arcane document. Therefore, check out our hints and guides in the Evatt Debate Guide.

Event details

When: Friday 10 August 2018
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Who: Open to all students in Years 9 – 12
Where: Charles Darwin University – Red Building – 6.1.04
Cost: $60 per team
Contact our convenor Kristina Mu at kristina.mu@unyouth.org.au

Acknowledgements

UN Youth Northern Territory wishes to thank the Rotary Club of Litchfield/Palmerston for their generous support of the event.