Evatt Victoria is the state round of Australia’s premier debating and diplomacy competition. A Model United Nations Security Council diplomacy competition for students in Years 9-12, Evatt places young Australians in the shoes of UN Security Council representatives, making them debate on issues of international security, human rights, and current affairs.
More than 2,000 students compete in Evatt each year. It aims to educate young people about Australia’s place in the world and empower them as active citizens by developing public speaking, negotiation, teamwork, research, and diplomatic skills.
Each state and territory has its own Evatt Competition throughout the school year, with top students in each state going to the National Finals in December, the six-day residential conclusion of the competition. This week also includes conferences, speakers and workshops.
The competition takes the form of a mock session of the UN Security Council. Teams of two students debate, amend, and vote on a prepared resolution from the perspective of their assigned nation. The students judged the most effective diplomats proceed to the next round.
The competition is named after the notable Herbert “Doc” Evatt, who was an Australian High Court Justice and a leading Federal politician who became President of the UN General Assembly and helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
For more information visit the official website here.
Open to all students
The organisation is run entirely by volunteers with no external funding
No technical skills required
The National Final consists of a six-day residential event. Students must also compete in regional rounds.
Expression of interest and application forms