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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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SA: Global Citizenship Award

We are excited to continue The Global Citizenship Award (GCA) in 2022, which allows delegates to earn 10 Stage 1 SACE Credits for attending a range of UN Youth events and programs.

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Crisis Point

Crisis Point is a whole-day interactive problem-solving simulation that puts delegates (students) in the shoes of key diplomats and stakeholders to solve global security and humanitarian crises. Broking solutions in real-time to a crisis that evolves depending on the actions you take, delegates collaborate in their teams, utilising their teamwork, negotiation and creative-thinking skills to represent their own interests while compromising in the collaboration with other stakeholders.

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SA: Young Leaders Summit

Through interactive workshops, an expert speakers panel and an exciting global crisis simulation, you’ll examine a societal issue of importance and become empowered to make a difference.

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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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10 Jan - 19 Jan 22

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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11 Mar - 13 Mar 22

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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11 Mar - 13 Mar 22

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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18 Mar - 20 Mar 22

SA: State Conference

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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02 Apr

NSW Young Leaders Summit: Governance

If you're in Years 9-12, join us for a an exciting one-day summit being held in-person with a series of workshops! Governance is the backbone of society; a timeless necessity which affects how we live on a daily basis. How does the government manage all of this? Sign up for our Young Leaders Summit on Governance to find out more!

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03 Apr

QLD Summit 1 – Governance

The summit will centre on understanding and discussing the role of governance in society and systems of government. Furthermore, the conference will have a particular focus on governance within Australia in reference to the upcoming election.

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05 Jun

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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02 Sep - 04 Sep 22

WA State Conference 2022

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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02 Sep - 04 Sep 22

WA State Conference 2022

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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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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Jul - Aug 2022

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 2022

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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June 2022

Karratha’s Place in the World

UN Youth WA & the City of Karratha are bringing young leaders for a weekend of discussion, events and programs to learn more about the future of our growing city in a changing world. Learn more and register your interest on this page!

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May 6-8 2022

ACT Conference 2022

Are you an ACT or regional NSW student from Years 9 to 12 who is passionate about raising their voice and learning valuable leadership skills? Do you want to make a change? Are you interested in global affairs, international relations or diplomacy? Are you interested in making friends from across the territory? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, we’d love to see you at ACT Conference 2022.

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November 2022

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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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

SA: Student Ambassadors Program

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 2022

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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crisis Point

Crisis Point is a whole-day interactive problem-solving simulation that puts delegates (students) in the shoes of key diplomats and stakeholders to solve global security and humanitarian crises. Broking solutions in real-time to a crisis that evolves depending on the actions you take, delegates collaborate in their teams, utilising their teamwork, negotiation and creative-thinking skills to represent their own interests while compromising in the collaboration with other stakeholders.

Find out more

10 Jan - 19 Jan 22

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

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

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