• Promoting Peace and Justice in New Zealand and the Pacific through Education, the Sciences, Culture and the Free Exchange of Ideas
  • The Looking Beyond Disaster Youth Forum brought together 100 international young leaders.
  • Chalkle supports communities to teach and learn from each other - including exchanging fire skills!
  • Imagine My City enables young people to become innovative and critical thinkers in sustainable development.

Contestable Funding grant recipients announced

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Find out which organisations have received grants in our 2016/17 Contestable Funding Round. Read More

New Youth Reference Group Members


We are pleased to announce the new members of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO's Youth Reference Group. Read More

Looking Beyond Disaster Toolkit

Looking Beyond Disaster

Based on the Looking Beyond Disaster UNESCO Youth Forum series that began in Christchurch in 2011, the LBD Toolkit was created to support young people who want to enhance the disaster resilience of their communities.

Download the toolkit (PDF, 5Mb)


GEM Report launch

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The Commission hosted a national launch of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report in September, the first in a 15-year series that monitors global progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Education. Read More