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UN Youth Australia runs programs across all Australian states and territories. Select your state to find out what is coming up in your area.

All of our programs are organised and run by volunteers under the age of 25. We run innovative workshops, conferences, competitions and national peak events. UN Youth Australia also runs in-school programs and workshops by request.

If you or your school is interested in having us come visit, please get in in touch with your state or territory branch.

Programs

Upcoming Events

Young Diplomats Tour

The Young Diplomats Tour is an exciting opportunity for 25 young leaders from around Australia to embark on an online tour of Europe exploring the complex realities of diplomacy in the 21st Century.

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Voice Competition

The UN Youth Voice brings together Australia's brightest speakers in years 7-10 to craft and deliver their own unique and nuanced solutions to pressing global issues. Over 1000 young Australians participate each year.

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Evatt SA

Evatt SA is the South Australian round of the UN Youth Australia Evatt Competition, Australia’s premier debating and diplomacy competition.

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The Evatt Competition

Welcome to Australia’s most prestigious high school Model UN competition. The Evatt Trophy Competition engages high school students across Australia in world affairs and issues through debating mock Security Council resolutions from the position of an assigned country.

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Voice SA

How would you solve the problems of today’s world? In UN Youth's Voice, choose an issue that matters to you, and tell us how you’d change the world.

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Digital Diplomacy Summit

Welcome to the age of Digital Diplomacy; where countries are conducting online, multilateral diplomacy efforts from across the world to advance international affairs, but invisible to the human eye, new hidden threats are invading the everyday lives of our citizens.

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ACT Conference 2021

“The human family will not enjoy development without security, will not enjoy security without development, and will not enjoy either without respect for human rights.” - Kofi Annan **2021 REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN** Limited Spots Available. UN Youth's ACT Conference (30/04-02/05) brings together some of Australia’s most exceptional students to learn about a diverse number of international and local issues. Held annually in the first school semester, the conference is run as a residential camp over three days. Students have the opportunity to learn about a nationally coordinated theme and partake in activities such as model UN debates, content-focused workshops, speaker panels, and crisis simulations. To register or for further information, see our sign-up form here: https://unyouth.wufoo.com/forms/act-conference-2021-politics-of-development/?fbclid=IwAR1rI8EAVT8tAj8JkHB7Wf5MK54qT9FG-l2McMpcC5v9IZsK-YWLCpn-WoA

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Disability Justice Summit

Join us at UN Youth’s Disability Justice Summit to explore how shaping our global societies to recognise disability rights can make our world inclusive and accessible.

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Global Citizenship Award

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.

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12 Mar - 15 Mar 21

Tasmanian State Conference 2021

Tasmania's premier youth summit, this conference brings together Year 9-12 students from across the state in March for a weekend of discussion, debate and inspiration on some of the globe's most pressing issues.

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12 Mar - 14 Mar 21

SA State Conference 2021

Our flagship three-day conference bringing high school students together from all over the state to learn about leadership, diplomacy and advocacy.

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13 Mar - 14 Mar 21

NSW State Conference

State Conference is UN Youth NSW's flagship event. A two day weekend event, State Conference is for all NSW students in Years 9 - 12 who are passionate about global issues and human rights!

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19 Mar - 21 Mar 21

WA State Conference 2021

State Conference is a three-day event that offers passionate students in Years 9 – 12 with a unique opportunity to meet fellow students from all across Western Australia!

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08 Oct - 10 Oct 21

Queensland State Conference

The UN Youth Queensland State Conference is our premier event, and is one of the largest leadership and diplomacy forums hosted in Queensland.

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All Year

The Youth Representative

The Australian Youth Representative to the UN is a role appointed annually by UN Youth Australia in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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All Year

Global Issues Resources

UN Youth Australia recognises the role that young people play in shaping the world around us. We aim to keep you informed with resources on topical issues facing the world.

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All Year

School Programs

UN Youth Australia runs education sessions in schools across the country. Take advantage of a high-quality educational experience, crafted specifically for your needs! We supplement the curriculum by giving students meaningful and insightful experiences, invigorating their passion and building their capacity to engage in the most important humanitarian and environmental issues facing our world.

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In-person: 1st & 2nd of May, Online: 8th & 15th of May

Queensland FunMUN Event

FunMUN is a unique UN Youth Queensland event that allows delegates to participate in MUN in a more casual and fun (hence the name) environment.

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Jul - Aug 2021

NSW Negotiations Competition

The NSW Negotiations Competition is a diplomacy and negotiation competition that immerses students in the role of state negotiators finding practicable solutions to important international disputes.

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July - August 2021

Queensland Evatt Competition

Evatt QLD is the state's round of the largest UN Security Council Competition in Australia. The competition is open to students in years 9-12 from all over the Brisbane metropolitan and outer metropolitan suburbs, as well as regional areas.

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July 2021

National Conference

The UN Youth National Conference brings together over 150 exceptional young people from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific to discuss a diverse range of international and local issues.

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October 2020

New South Wales Voice 2020

Voice is a national public speaking competition that sees participants propose solutions to pressing global issues, lobby for their consideration, and defend their validity. The 2020 NSW Competition will begin in October.

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October 2020

Western Australian Voice Competition

Voice asks students to present pitches of their innovative solutions to real-world problems. Students develop skills in problem solving and creativity while learning about international issues.

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Ongoing

Student Ambassadors Program SA

The Student Ambassadors Program is a unique opportunity for students in Years 9-12 to develop key leadership, teamwork and communication skills, as well as meet new friends and mentors.

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September 2021

NSW Junior Leadership Weekend

Junior Leadership Weekend is a two day and one night residential conference for students in Years 7-8 to learn about leadership, diplomacy, advocacy and delivering meaningful change in their local communities.

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Sometime in June. TBD by the Convener.

QLD: Disability Rights and Advocacy Summit

A day event revolving around Disability Rights and Advocacy where passionate students in Years 9 – 12 will have the unique opportunity to meet like-minded people. There will be a unique opportunity to be involved with another event partnered with EIDOS for people who sign up!

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Sometime in October. TBD by the Convener.

Queensland Voice Competition

The Voice Public Speaking Competition is for students from years 7-10. The competition allows them to deepen their understanding of global political and social issues whilst developing presentation skills in a unique way.

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TBD

Emerging Leaders Program

If you're in Years 10-12, join us as we explore the places, people and forces that have shaped the world as we know it. Starting from scratch, explore the fastest growing region in the world with us and learn Australia’s place in Asia. Filled with some of the world's largest economies and most influential decision makers, join UN Youth Australia in the Emerging Leaders Program to experience Asia like never before.

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Term 2

Wellbeings Program

This FREE educational program aims to enhance delegates’ knowledge about personal, societal and ecological wellbeing.

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Programs

National Programs

Young Diplomats Tour

The Young Diplomats Tour is an exciting opportunity for 25 young leaders from around Australia to embark on an online tour of Europe exploring the complex realities of diplomacy in the 21st Century.

Find out more

Feature image

Voice Competition

The UN Youth Voice brings together Australia's brightest speakers in years 7-10 to craft and deliver their own unique and nuanced solutions to pressing global issues. Over 1000 young Australians participate each year.

Find out more

The Evatt Competition

Welcome to Australia’s most prestigious high school Model UN competition. The Evatt Trophy Competition engages high school students across Australia in world affairs and issues through debating mock Security Council resolutions from the position of an assigned country.

Find out more

Digital Diplomacy Summit

Welcome to the age of Digital Diplomacy; where countries are conducting online, multilateral diplomacy efforts from across the world to advance international affairs, but invisible to the human eye, new hidden threats are invading the everyday lives of our citizens.

Find out more

Disability Justice Summit

Join us at UN Youth’s Disability Justice Summit to explore how shaping our global societies to recognise disability rights can make our world inclusive and accessible.

Find out more

All Year

The Youth Representative

The Australian Youth Representative to the UN is a role appointed annually by UN Youth Australia in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Find out more

All Year

Global Issues Resources

UN Youth Australia recognises the role that young people play in shaping the world around us. We aim to keep you informed with resources on topical issues facing the world.

Find out more

All Year

School Programs

UN Youth Australia runs education sessions in schools across the country. Take advantage of a high-quality educational experience, crafted specifically for your needs! We supplement the curriculum by giving students meaningful and insightful experiences, invigorating their passion and building their capacity to engage in the most important humanitarian and environmental issues facing our world.

Find out more

July 2021

National Conference

The UN Youth National Conference brings together over 150 exceptional young people from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific to discuss a diverse range of international and local issues.

Find out more

TBD

Emerging Leaders Program

If you're in Years 10-12, join us as we explore the places, people and forces that have shaped the world as we know it. Starting from scratch, explore the fastest growing region in the world with us and learn Australia’s place in Asia. Filled with some of the world's largest economies and most influential decision makers, join UN Youth Australia in the Emerging Leaders Program to experience Asia like never before.

Find out more

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