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What is the United Nations

Educational Pilgrimage for Youth?


Annually the UN Educational Pilgrimage brings together high school students from around the world to study and learn about the United Nations.


For young adults interested in world affairs, international relations, economics and/or political sciences this is an opportunity of a life­time to observe the United Nations in person while exchanging views on education, politics and religion.


Students tour the United Nations building and listen to behind-the-scenes briefings conducted by specialized United Nations agencies and departments including Ambassadors, Minister Counselors and Country Representatives.


Each student (delegate) will participate in in-depth discussions with other young people from around the world as well as make new and lifelong friends. In addition, students experience one of the greatest cities in the world: New York. Attending a Broadway play; St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center and much more.


Competition is open to all high school students 16 or 17 years of age with a minimum of one year of high school remaining. Applications are reviewed by the selection committee for evidence of leadership, character, concern for community welfare, interest in world affairs and general fitness. Each applicant is required to participate in a local speech contest.


Click to Read a Travel Report from a Past Delegate at the United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth.


To Apply for the UN Pilgrimage for Youth please download and complete both the UN Participation Form and the Experience Sheet.


Once completed, please mail both forms plus a cover letter to the contact(s ) of the nearest Zone in you geographic location.



Click for More Information or if you have any questions about the UN Pilgrimage for Youth


Click for the Judging Criteria for the UN Pilgrimage for Youth Public Speaking Competition


Click to Visit the Official Website of the UN Pilgrimage for Youth


Zone 1: Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Area (Speak-Off in November - see Calendar)

Chairman: Gordon Lowe

2 Sunset Crescent West

Lethbridge AB T1J 4R9

Phone: (403) 381-1430




Zone 2: High River and Area (Speak-Off in November - see Calendar)

Chairman: Keven Skory

1518 10th Avenue SE

High River AB T1V 1L8

Phone: (403) 652-7942 (H), (403) 603-8820 (C)




Zone 3: Calgary and Area (Speak-Off in November - see Calendar)

Chairman: Margaret McCord

3512 - 26A Street SE

Calgary AB T2B 3G8

Phone: (403) 280-4374




Zone 6: Czar and Area (Speak-Off in "tba" - see Calendar)

Chairman: Richard Charlton

Box 180, Czar, T0B 0Z0

Phone: (780) 857-2269



Zone 7: Edmonton and Area (Speak-Off in February - see Calendar)

Chairman: Diane Thompson

Phone: (780) 476-3963




  Marilyn Nichols

  Phone: (780) (780) 476-3221



NOTE: The student must be 16 or 17 years of age at the time of the Trip and must have one semester of high school left upon returning from the Trip.


IOOF / Rebekahs Alberta have a Winner - 2015!


Congratulations Travis!

Travis H. from Lethbridge, Alberta has placed first in the Odd Fellows & Rebekahs UNE Pilgrimage for Youth Speech Competition in New York City. He competed with 170 other youth delegates from around the world. His speech was about climate change and clean renewable energy. He was absolutely beyond words and kept saying how honoured he is. Thanks to the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs for giving Travis such an incredible experience and lifelong memory.


Pictured are: Travis H. with Janet Bruce (centre) and Christina S. (Second Winner from Montana).

Zone 6 Candidate Winners - 2016

Zone 7 Candidates - 2016



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