Month: March 2012

Ven Rev Dr Hone Kaa

The NZ National Commission for UNESCO has just received word of the passing of Dr Hone Kaa, Archdeacon of Tamaki Makaurau and brother of former Culture Commission Chair, Keri Kaa. Dr Kaa has shown leadership in many areas of UNESCO’s work, but in particular his role in supporting initiatives to advance Maori education and the… Read more »

World Water Day – 22 March

World Water Day 2012 highlights link between water and food security Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of the World Water Day “Water and Food security”, 22 March 2012   Water is vital for agriculture, rural development and food industry. Food security is unthinkable without it. On this World Water… Read more »

World Poetry Day 2012

World Poetry Day 21 March 2012     Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on World Poetry Day, 21 March 2012   Poetry is one of the highest forms of linguistic and cultural expression. Giving complete creative and verbal freedom, it is an integral part of peoples’ identities and, like music, dance and… Read more »

International Women’s Day, March 8 2012

The rights of women must be protected Too often marginalised, women living in rural settings face steep challenges to the exercise of their human rights, their personal development and the pursuit of their aspirations. Across the world, this is weakening societies and holding back their development. Tackling this problem is the goal of the 2012… Read more »