Our Premier Conference

The UN Youth National Conference brings together over 100 exceptional young people from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific to discuss a diverse range of international and local issues.

Throughout the week long conference, students will learn from experts in international relations, participate in interactive workshops and formally debate questions of global importance. The Conference aims to create a generation of young Australians who are informed and passionate about the world around them through education, engagement with national leaders, and peer mentorship.

The Conference includes students from every state and territory, as well from New Zealand and across the Asia-Pacific.

National Conference is held each year in July in a different Australian capital city, run entirely by UN Youth volunteers from that city. In 2017, the Conference will be held in Perth.


Attending National Conference

We are looking for some of Australia’s brightest young minds to attend National Conference 2017!

If you are interested in attending National Conference 2017 then please contact your local UN Youth Division. Applications for delegates residing in the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, Queensland and Victoria will be opening shortly. An application guide containing more information about National Conference itself can be found here.

For international schools and groups interested in attending National Conference 2017, please contact the Convenors directly at conference [email protected]

Meet the Convenors

Anish Badgeri and Jordi Lockhart have been hard at work over the past year putting together the National Conference week, alongside their dedicated Organising Committee. To get in touch with them, please send an email to [email protected].

Media Enquiries

UN Youth Australia welcomes enquiries from media interested in reporting on the conference. Please email [email protected] and we will get back to you with more information.

Community Partners

Thank you to our Major Community Partner, the Freemasons Western Australia, for making National Conference 2017 possible.

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Thank you to our Supporting Community Partners for making National Conference 2017 possible.

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