Join us online for UN Youth Australia’s two-day Tasman-Pacific Relations Summit summit in collaboration with UN Youth New Zealand.

This event offers a fun two days filled with engaging panels, thrilling discussions and exciting workshops where high school rangatahi across both New Zealand and Australia get the opportunity to learn about Trans-Tasman and Asia Pacific issues.Through this Summit, participants will be able to create international ties and broaden their perspectives, learn about diplomacy in a region of high strategic importance to both Australia and New Zealand, and develop their leadership, collaboration, and diplomatic skills, in order to become inspired global citizens who are actively engaged in the Asia-Pacific region.

WHEN: 10th and 11th of October 2020 (11:45am-3:45pm AEST)

WHERE: Online!

HOW MUCH: $25 per delegate (with full bursaries available)

The event will consist of:
  • Two panel discussions: one on Trans-Tasman issues and the other on ASEAN issues;
  • Two group discussions: these will be structured around a report template so the outcomes of these discussions can be compiled into a single document;
  • One workshop: focused on ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific region; and
  • One Interactive Problem Solving Workshop: focused on Trans-Tasman issues.


Professor Alberto Costi

Alberto Costi’s main teaching and research interests are in public international law, with specializations in the law of armed conflict, international criminal law, international human rights law, the law of international organisations and international environmental law, and in comparative law and EU law. In all those areas, he has published extensively, presented papers at numerous international conferences, commented in the media and appeared before parliamentary committees. He has also advised a number of governments and other bodies on international law and EU law issues. He currently sits on the editorial or advisory board of Environmental Policy and Governance, the Comparative Law Journal of the Pacific, the Revue Quebecoise de Droit International, the New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, the Victoria University of Wellington Law Review and the New Zealand Yearbook of International Law.


Adam McConnochie

Director of the Foundation’s leadership and entrepreneurship programmes where he equips the next generation of Kiwi leaders and entrepreneurs to thrive in Asia.

Adam has eight years’ experience working in ASEAN building an interconnected network of entrepreneurs and business leaders across Southeast Asia and New Zealand. As well as regularly travelling to the region, Adam was seconded to the New Zealand Embassy and consulate in Hanoi and HCMC in 2015. His background is South Asia and he has a MA in history from Victoria University, where he specialised in Indian politics.

Outside the Foundation, Adam sits on the board of the New Zealand charity, Just Peoples and is a director at sustainable toothpaste startup, SOLID Oral Care.

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