Evatt SA is the South Australian round of the UN Youth Australia Evatt Competition, Australia’s premier debating and diplomacy competition.
Evatt is a Model UN Security Council competition for students in Years 9-12. It aims to educate young people about Australia’s place in the world and empower them as active citizens by developing negotiation, teamwork, public speaking, research, and diplomatic skills.
The competition takes the form of a mock session of the UN Security Council. Teams of two students debate, amend, and vote on resolutions from the perspective of the country they are assigned. Teams will be allocated one of the fifteen countries that are members of the United Nations Security Council in 2020. The students judged the most effective diplomats proceed to the next round.
In the course of the debate, students will:
- Deliver speeches to the Council to persuade other teams of their country’s point of view;
- Lobby and negotiate with other teams in caucus time and in a separate Negotiation chamber;
- Amend the resolution to suit their country’s agenda;
- Ask questions of other countries like in Parliamentary Question Time;
- Vote on the final resolution
Above all else, Evatt is designed for students with varying interests, experiences, and abilities. No previous knowledge of international affairs, or MUN debating, is necessary. A workshop will be run before all Preliminary rounds to give students an introduction to Model UN, and to run them through the rules of the competition.
If you have any questions, please contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.