National Conference

Our annual National Conference provides a platform for promoting dialogue and thought-provoking discussion: Do NGOs in Aotearoa influence government? Can New Zealanders influence global politics? Will Global Summitry help us achieve the SDGs?



2020 National Conference 

The UNA NZ 2020 National Conference is being hosted virtually due to COVID19. It is the 75th year of the UN so the conference will focus on looking back and forward. Reflecting on 75 years of the UN with a focus on the security council and looking to the future of the UN. 

You can view the programme here.

2019 National Conference

The UNA NZ 2019 National Conference theme will focus on international rules-based order for non-aggression, climate change, and a rules based order. 



2018 National Conference Report

In 2018, the topic of our National Conference was Global Summitry – download our conference report below.

The world’s nations have participated in major summits at important points throughout history — whether to discuss war and peace or various aspects of international cooperation and development. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries such summits have become increasingly global in scope, and the United Nations Organization has played a leading role in cultivating the “global summitry.”


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