Are you ready to step into the shoes of a diplomat?
Evatt is a Model-UN style diplomacy competition for students in Years 9–12. Giving young Tasmanians the work of UN Security Council representatives, Evatt provides students with a deeper understanding of world issues, and the skills they need for global citizenship. It aims to educate young people about Australia’s place in the world and empower them as active citizens by developing public speaking, negotiation, teamwork, research, and diplomatic skills.
The competition takes the form of a mock session of the UN Security Council, where teams of two students debate, amend, and vote on a prepared resolution from the perspective of their assigned nation. The students judged the most effective diplomats proceed to the next round and may compete in the State Grand Final to win a place at National Evatt. Taking on the role of an international diplomat gives students an avenue to explore the hard-and-fast world of global diplomacy and struggle together, forming complex solutions to international security conflicts.
You can find more details on the competition and how Evatt debate works here.
Any two students from any school in Tasmania can register as a team. In 2023, delegates who are a part of a team must register separately. A fee of $30 per person ($60 per team) applies for registration.
First there are the preliminary rounds. Teams can attend whichever round is most convenient for them.
The following rounds will be held in 2023:
The top teams from the Preliminary Finals go on to represent their school and their state at the National Finals in December 2023!
As a school staff member, you are able to register multiple students to represent your school. Using the registration form, you can register for Bulk Registration, which will allow you to register multiple students at once. If you have questions about Bulk Registrations, please let me know.
All UN Youth Australia events are covered by our comprehensive child protection and non-discrimination policies. More information can be found here.
The following are some important documents you might like to read:
Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of the Tasmanian Evatt Competition 2023