UN Youth

A student-led organisation that aims to educate and engage youth in world issues.

Contact Details

Teacher(s) Involved:

Miss. Barrett and Mrs. Place



Email (for MUNA):



Meeting times: Varies throughout the year.  See daily notices.


Location: B5


Event: MUNA : Model United Nations Assembly . We have 2 student teams participating in MUNA on Friday 24 May and Saturday 25 May at Rosmini College and it’s organised by Rotary. This involves 1-2 lunchtime meetings a week.  See Mrs. Shona McRae for more details.

UN Youth allows our students to develop negotiation, teamwork, and creative problem-solving skills through civics education and gaining a wider understanding of issues in New Zealand and the international community.

UN Youth is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide civics education and a wider understanding of issues in New Zealand and the international community.  It is a student-led group with leaders chosen to run events and workshops within the school.  These leaders are chosen through an application process with the UN Youth organisation and supported in this important role.

Students are also able to join events run through UN Youth through organised regional and national events.  One of these was Auckland’s flagship two-day event AMUN, which saw 500+ student delegates across the region take part.  These events seek to inspire young people to become global citizens and be proactive in creating change in the communities around them.  This growing interest in global politics and civics education shines a very optimistic light for the school community and beyond.

Rangitoto College also runs an annual MUN – a model United Nations event, which is a fun and inclusive event designed to engage students in world issues.



Dates: Friday, 24 to 25 May 2024 held at Rosmini College

Participants: 2 teams from our Year 12 and 13 Students

MUNA simulates the working of the United Nations Assembly by having schools in teams of two or three Year 12 and 13 students represent a participating UN country in debates on matters of world politics and social concern. Debates are held over a weekend from Friday morning to mid-afternoon Saturday.

MUNA Goals:
1. To develop in students an awareness of the United Nations and the international situation of the countries of the world.
2. To enable students to improve their public speaking and debating skills.
3. To encourage students to make informed comments on world problems.
4. To encourage students to share their opinions and friendship with students from other schools.

Rangitoto Summit Diploma

Attendance at the school MUN or an external event is required for UN Youth for this activity to be added onto your student profile.


For MUNA: You need to participate in the weekly lunchtime preparation meetings (1 to 2 a week) plus the MUNA 2 day event to have this added onto your student profile.

Find Us

564 East Coast Road
Mairangi Bay
Auckland 0630
New Zealand