UN Youth

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Be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

UN Youth Australia is one of Australia’s largest youth-led organisations, educating and empowering young Australians to build the peoples’ movement for the United Nations.

Open to students in Years 9–12, Ravenswood provides a supportive environment for students to share their interest in global issues and work together with teachers to prepare for a range of UN Youth events. Students can choose to participate in school based and external events. Some events are run outside of school hours, in different locations in and around Sydney.

A core component of UN Youth is Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). MUNA was created as a way for young people to simulate the great debates of the United Nations General Assembly.

It is an interactive and fun opportunity for students to debate global issues and to develop the skills of research and public speaking. There are opportunities for students to participate with schools from around Sydney, Australia and the world. At MUNA events students debate global issues from the perspectives of the nations they are representing, respecting and tolerating differences of race, religion and nationalism, whilst retaining their own individualism and the best of their national traditions.