Shahin at Kindness Matters conference
Shahin at Kindness Matters conference Shahin at Kindness Matters conference
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Youth Leaders

We work with a team of young people aged between 18 and 25 called the UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders.

What do UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders do?

Our UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders serve as advisors, negotiating inclusive ways for young people to be engaged and empowered in the National Commission’s priority and programme areas.

As UNESCO ambassadors and change agents, the youth leaders work to build UNESCO’s profile and identify where they can drive, support and collaborate with organisations, networks and initiatives that align with UNESCO’s mandate.

How can you become a UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader?

Our UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders work with us for two years. Every year we have new UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders join our team. Our next round of UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders applications will open in November 2021.


Find out more

In the meantime, if you are interested in finding out about some of the current work our youth leaders are involved with join our Facebook or Instagram pages .

or use the search tool and enter UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader.

Who we are

Find out more about our UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders by checking out their bios, plus read our Commissioner and Secretariat bios.
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