Want to be apart of the Pacific Project 2012?

19 March 2012

UN Youth New Zealand is seeking expressions of interest from young people who would like to join the Pacific Project delegation.

The Pacific Project 2012 is a brand new initiative in 2012. A delegation of ten high school students will experience two weeks of intensive and broad-ranging activities in the Pacific with UN Youth. The adventure begins on 1 July 2012, when students depart Auckland for five days in Vanuatu. During their time in the Pacific, students will play a hands-on role in volunteer initiatives; learn about the role the New Zealand government and various non-governmental organisations play in the archipelago’s development; and will get a taste of the way of life in Vanuatu. During their stay, students will also experience what makes Vanuatu a popular tourist destination, with a strong focus on the importance of conserving the nation’s natural beauty.

In the second week, delegates will fly from Vanuatu to Melbourne to attend the week-long UN Youth Australia National Conference.  This is Australia’s premier UN Youth Conference. The conference comprises not only a Model United Nations component, where students represent the interests of a UN member state, but also a Youth Declaration element, where delegates voice their own opinion on topical local and global issues. On top of that, the conference is jam-packed full of social events, thought-provoking speakers and interactive workshops.

The theme for the UN Youth Australia National Conference 2012 is “Striving for Justice”, so whether you are an advocate for greater corporate responsibility, or want to debate issues such as justice in conflict, or just wish to observe social justice in action through the work of NGOs, the Pacific Project is for you.

This two-week experience would normally cost around $NZ 5000. The Pacific Project facilitators are actively seeking sponsorship to reduce the cost for delegates, and are happy to provide assistance to successful applicants seeking personal sponsorship.

For further information contact:
Hannah Brown
Pacific Project Head Facilitator 2012
Mobile: +64 27 641 2002
Email: Hannah.brown@unyouth.org.nz