We are excited to launch The Global Citizenship Award (GCA) in 2021, which allows delegates to earn 10 Stage 1 SACE Credits for attending a range of UN Youth events and programs.

The Global Citizenship Award recognises delegates’ engagement with, and understanding of international issues, human rights, and the role of the United Nations in international peace and security. Delegates who have earned the GCA will have developed the skills and knowledge to make change in their local, national and international communities.

To be eligible for GCA, delegates will need to participate in two of the following:

State Conference
Evatt Competition
Voice Competition

Student Ambassador Program


They will supplement their learning by engaging with one of the following:

Two day summits (Crisis Point included)
A third major event (State Conference, Evatt, Voice or SAP)


To earn the GCA, students will need to participate in a final interview with a senior leader of UN Youth SA, where they will talk about the skills they have developed (speaking, negotiation, teamwork, research, professionalism) by engaging with UN Youth events.




GCA fast facts:

  • GCA grants 10 Stage 1 SACE credits (the equivalent of one Year 11 subject)
  • Students can begin earning SACE points before Year 11 (Eg. Year 9/10 students can credit their participation in SACON and Voice to GCA)
  • GCA is BACKDATED for 2021 – anyone who has attended any UN Youth events in 2021 can have this credited towards GCA
  • GCA is excellent evidence of personal and professional development for resumes


Further information on how to achieve the GCA and how to formally earn the SACE Credits, will be provided to delegates in the coming weeks. For any enquiries about the GCA, please email our Education Director, Lou Potter, at lou.potter@unyouth.org.au

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