Aotearoa Youth Declaration 2023

By Will Dalzell | Posted: Sunday March 5, 2023

Aotearoa Youth Declaration is an opportunity for young people to have their voice heard at the national level on important issues in their communities and in our country.

The Aotearoa Youth Declaration process is attended by hundreds, and this year, will be run on Thursday 13th April - Sunday 16th April, at the University of Auckland. More information on the event and how to register can be found at and on our Instagram: @unyouthnz. Financial assistance is available and those details can be found on the website and registration form. Registrations close on 16 March.


Aotearoa Youth Declaration itself is a four-day conference where young people share their views on the decisions being made now and into the future. They will be part of a group learning and sharing on the topics they're passionate about - whether it be climate change, housing crisis, mental health or the education system. All their views are compiled into a declaration that we share with decision-makers (such as the Government, MPs, and local councils) across Aotearoa.

We are seeking high school participants from all regions, backgrounds and interests to attend! We cater to all experience and knowledge levels, so all a student needs to bring is themselves. High school students can submit their application to be a participant HERE and these are due on Monday 16th March at 11:59 PM - we have many scholarships available from our donors and from the Ministry of Youth Development for those who may benefit from financial support attending the event.

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