About the Conference

Are you in Years 9 – 12 and passionate about international relations?

In March 2019, students from across the territory will meet at Charles Darwin University to learn about leadership, diplomacy and advocacy. You will connect with issues that baffle the leaders of today and shape our national discourse. Perhaps most importantly, you will form friendships with a diverse array of students from all around the Northern Territory and become inspired to deliver change in your local communities, and eventually the world.

States of Conflict: Exploring Global Security

This year, the theme for Territory Conference is ‘States of Conflict: Exploring Global Security. This Conference will address the following questions: What do nations do to ensure they have security? How are threats to security evolving? Why do international conflicts arise? When do we respond?

It will discuss how security is one of the most complex and difficult aspects of international diplomacy. From terrorism to cyberattacks and battles for resources, conflict around the globe is extensive and evolving, and the appropriate response to these issues remains at the centre of present political debate.

What’s Involved?

Territory Conference spans across three days, giving you a chance to meet friends from all across the Northern Territory You will spend the first day of the conference meeting each other and getting ready to have some complex discussions. The second day centres around understanding and discussing the issue through workshops, listening to and questioning guest speakers, and tackling a simulated crisis in an Interactive Problem Solving activity. The final day of the conference is your chance to emulate a member state of the United Nations in Model UN debates. Get into a diplomat’s shoes for a day and do your best to pass resolutions that will benefit the global community and align with your national interests – not always an easy task.

Event Details

When: Friday 15 – Sunday 17 March 2019
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Who: Open to all students in Years 9 – 12
Where: Charles Darwin University (Ellengowan Dr, Casuarina NT 0810) – Red Building, 6.1.02 and 6.1.03.
Cost: $50 (inclusive of three day’s worth of meals and drinks)


UN Youth Northern Territory wishes to thank the Northern Territory Government and Charles Darwin University for their generous support of the conference.

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