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About Us

The Australia-Pacific Youth Dialogue is a youth association based in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, with the vision of building and nurturing a robust relationship between youth in Oceania to address regional issues collaboratively.


Our mission is to establish a constructive platform that provides opportunities for young leaders to connect, communicate and engage with the most pressing issues facing our region. We welcome the participation of youth aged 18-35 from all communities within Oceania and aim to promote diversity in our partnerships through providing career resources, running digital events, programs and publications.

What We Do

APYD is a for-youth run-by-youth organization with online and in-person operations including: 

  • Publications

  • Digital Events

  • Conferences

We use these platforms to connect Pacific Islander, New Zealander and Australian youth, build knowledge and facilitate engagement in regional issues.

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Our Vision

To build and nurture a robust relationship between youth in the Pacific Islands, New Zealand and Australia based on collaboration, cultural diplomacy and to help shape the future of the Australia-Pacific Islands relationship.

Our Values

1. Inclusivity 

We welcome the participation of youth from all communities within the Australia-Pacific region and aim to promote diversity in our partnerships across the area. 

2. Cooperation

We invite collaborative engagement that supports an enduring and mutually-beneficial relationship. 

3. Constructive dialogue 

We facilitate a space for robust discussion that promotes different ideas and perspectives. 

4. Outcome-focused 

Above all, we strive to empower young leaders in the Australia-Pacific region to make a positive difference to our collective regional community.

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