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Search Begins for next New Zealand UNICEF Youth Ambassadors

Search Begins for New Zealand’s next UNICEF Youth Ambassadors

Move over Top Models, UNICEF NZ is launching a nationwide hunt for four new Youth Ambassadors. UNICEF NZ is accepting applications until Friday 25 November from young New Zealanders who want to take action to improve the lives of young people around the world.

Applicants for the UNICEF Youth Ambassador programme need to be aged between 16-18 years and be passionate about UNICEF’s global work for children. Each Ambassador will connect with young people and their local community to raise awareness about important issues like climate change and HIV/AIDS in developing countries.

Ambassadors will work in tandem with UNICEF NZ to create their own action plan, which could include organising local events, speaking at school assembly or writing blogs.

Pip Bennett, Advocacy Officer at UNICEF NZ, said “The UNICEF NZ Youth Ambassador programme first launched in 2010 with five Youth Ambassadors who kept busy during the year by running events, writing opinion pieces and blogs, giving talks and making videos about the issues that affected them the most.

“We are so impressed at the level of passion, commitment and talent that the Youth Ambassadors have shown during this past year and want to continue to foster the potential of young Kiwis further through this programme.

“If you are someone who is passionate about global issues and wants to practically create change, then please apply to be a UNICEF NZ Youth Ambassador and let’s make it happen.”

For further information on how to apply or to learn more about the Youth Ambassador programme visit: http://www.unicef.org.nz/Become-a-Youth-Ambassador

Applicants must be 16-18 years old and will need to submit a short written statement along with two references and a signed permission form to Pip Bennett at pip@unicef.org.nz before 5pm, Friday 25th November. You can also send your application by fax – 04 815 9389 – or by snail mail to P O Box 10459, Wellington.

About UNICEF

UNICEF is on the ground in over 150 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.

The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Every $1 donated to us is worth at least $10 in the field thanks to the way we work in partnership with governments, local NGOs and other partners. www.unicef.org.nz

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