Who we work with

Key UNESCO offices

UNESCO’s Headquarters Secretariat is based in Paris.

New Zealand is a member of UNESCO’s Asian and Pacific Regional cluster. We are eligible to participate in regional activities organised by UNESCO’s Regional Office for Education in Bangkok and UNESCO’s Regional Office for Science in Jakarta.

New Zealand is also a member of UNESCO’s Pacific sub-regional cluster.

The UNESCO Office for the Pacific represents New Zealand and the other regional Member States, and one associate member.

Members and Associate members

These are government departments, whose core business is relevant to UNESCO’s mandate.

Official Partners

These are organisations that have formal partnership agreements with us.

Cooperating Agencies

These are regional or national organisations whose goals are consistent with the purpose and values of UNESCO.


 

Key UNESCO offices

UNESCO Headquarters in Paris – www.unesco.org
UNESCO Apia - www.unesco.org/new/en/apia
UNESCO Bangkok - www.unescobkk.org

Members and Associate members

Ministry of Education/Te Tāhuhu O Te Mātauranga
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade/Manatū Aorere
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment/Hikina Whakatutuki (Science and Innovation Group)
Department of Conservation/Te Papa Atawhai
Ministry for the Environment/Manatū mo te Taiao
Ministry for Culture and Heritage/Te Manatū Taonga
Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
Ministry for Women
Te Puni Kokiri
Ministry of Youth Development
Office of Ethnic Affairs
Office for Disability Issues

Official Partners

The Human Rights Commission
United Nations Youth Association of New Zealand (UNYANZ)
We also work closely with the Holocaust Centre.

Cooperating Agencies

Archives and Records Association of New Zealand (ARANZ)
Association of NZ Art Societies
Association of Pacific Peoples in NZ Tertiary Education
Council for the Humanities/ Te Whainga Aronui
Creative NZ/Toi Aotearoa
Federation of University Women
Geological Society of NZ (GSNZ)
Industry Training Federation
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics of New Zealand/ Ngā Whare Takiura o Aotearoa
International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) NZ
International Council of Museums (ICOM) NZ
Internet Society of NZ
Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Board
Library and Information Association Aotearoa NZ (LIANZA)
Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori/ Māori Language Commission
Māori Womens Welfare League
National Council of Women/Te Kaunihera Wahine O Aotearoa
Adult Community Education Aotearoa (ACE) Inc
New Zealand Tertiary Education Union/Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa
NZ Association of Scientists (NZAS)
NZ Book Council/Te Kaunihera Pukapuka O Aotearoa
NZ Council for Educational Research (NZCER)/Te Rūnanga O Aotearoa mō te rangahau i te mātauranga
NZ Council of Trade Unions(NZCTU)/Te Kauae Kaimahi
NZ Ecological Society Inc
NZ Educational Institute (NZEI)/Te Riu Roa
NZ Esperanto Association/ Te Rōpū o Aotearoa mō te Reo o te Ao
NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women Incorporated
Multicultural New Zealand: NZ Federation of Multicultural Councils
NZ Federation of Film Societies
NZ Federation of Graduate Women
NZ Film Archives
NZ Kindergartens Incorporated
NZ Māori Council
Museums Aotearoa
NZ Principals Federation/Nga Tumuaki O Aotearoa
NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA)/Mana Tohu Mātauranga O Aotearoa
NZ Archaeological Association
NZ Asian Studies Society (NZASIA)
NZ Catholic Education Office/Te Tari Mātauranga Katorika O Aotearoa
NZ Futures Trust
NZ Institute of Chemistry (NZIC)
NZ Institute of International Affairs
NZ Natural Heritage Foundation
NZ On Air/Irirangi Te Motu
NZ Playcentre Federation
NZ Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA)/Te Wehengarua
NZ School Trustees Association/ Te Whakaroputanga Kaitiaki Kura O Aotearoa
NZ Society of Authors and Writers Association (PEN NZ)
NZ Theatre Federation/ Te Petereihana o Whare Tapere o Aotearoa
Federation of Workers’ Educational Associations in Aotearoa NZ (WEA)
Office of Ethnic Affairs (Attached to the Department of Internal Affairs)
Pacific Island Early Childhood Council of Aotearoa (PIECCA)
Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association
Population Association of NZ (PANZ)/ Te Roopu Whaka Waihanga Iwi O Aotearoa
Publishers Association of NZ
Royal Astronomical Society of NZ
Rural Women NZ
Secondary Principals Association of NZ (SPANZ)
Sociological Association of Aotearoa NZ
The New Zealand Hydrological Society (Inc)
The Peace Foundation/Te Tuapapa Rongomau O Aotearoa
The Royal Society of New Zealand/Te Aparangi
Telecommunications Users Association of NZ (TUANZ)
United Nations Association of NZ (UNANZ)/Te Ropu Whakakotahi Whenua O Aotearoa
NZ Union of University Students Associations
YWCA Aotearoa NZ