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UNICEF Aotearoa’s Young Ambassador Programme is all about creating a platform to amplify your influence on the issues that matter to you. Here and around the world.

We want to help create an accessible and meaningful way for young people to champion their internationally recognised rights here in Aotearoa.

There’ll be opportunities to engage in advocacy activities across the country and around the world as part of our global whānau. Learn more about UNICEF over here.

Here’s the deal!

Each year we support up to eight Young Ambassadors aged 17-24 across the country, to build their confidence in speaking up for what’s important to the next generation.

You’ll travel across New Zealand to meet and understand what matters most to other rangatahi while representing your individual communities and cultures.

As part of the programme, you’ll also receive specialist training and tons of support in wider youth engagement.  

Supported by UNICEF Aotearoa, you’ll then be able to raise the important issues with the key decision-makers. 

Sound like you?

Applications are now closed for this year, but check back in June for the announcement of this year's Ambassadors.
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UNICEF Aotearoa is a registered charity with the New Zealand Charities Commission (CC35979), making you eligible for a tax refund of up to a third of your donation. All transactions are billed in New Zealand dollars.

UNICEF Aotearoa operates from Level 5, 86 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.