Month: December 2013

Protecting culture in times of conflict

“Protecting cultural heritage during armed conflict helps create the conditions for peace,” Minister for the Arts Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson said at the headquarters of UNESCO Paris.   Mr Finlayson was there to formally deposit New Zealand’s treaty documents to join the Protocols to the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Culture in… Read more »

UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning appoint new Chair to champion open learning

UNESCO and the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) have named Otago Polytechnic Open Education Resource Foundation Director Dr Wayne Mackintosh as UNESCO-COL Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER). “The designation of a UNESCO Chair is recognition of Otago Polytechnic’s global leadership in this ground-breaking area of education,” says Elizabeth Rose, Secretary General of UNESCO New Zealand. “We support… Read more »