Pacific Project 2014 Poster (02)


The Pacific Project is an unforgettable experience across two countries – and YOU could be a part of it.


The Pacific Project will see 10 secondary school students travelling to UN Youth Australia’s largest annual conference, before going to the Pacific and gaining a first-hand understanding of development initiatives in the region.


First, delegates attend a week-long youth summit in Canberra, Australia’s political heartland. UN Youth Australia’s National Conference is consistently recognised by the Australian government as the nation’s premier youth conference. The week promises to challenge the minds of some of the best and brightest young people from around the Asia-Pacific region.

The delegates will then travel to Samoa, where they will learn about – and contribute to – development initiatives in the Pacific. Participants will visit schools, sustainable energy projects and fair trade farms. They will learn about the New Zealand’s role in the Pacific from the New Zealand High Commission, and visit the United Nations Development Programme to understand how the UN works as a global actor. Students will then gain first-hand experience volunteering on a development project.

The Pacific Project is an educational, stimulating and inspirational experience that embodies UN Youth’s ideal of ‘inspiring global citizens’. This is an opportunity that is not to be missed, so apply now and make your year unforgettable.

The Project will run from the July 4 to 22, 2014. Applications are open to all New Zealand secondary students and close on Friday 4 April 2014. More information, including the application form, can be found on UN Youth’s website.

For more info, check out this video.