Month: September 2016

Discussing peace in the Middle East

To celebrate International Peace Day, the United Nations Association of New Zealand and Wellington City Council held a panel discussion to talk about what can be done to bring communities together once the conflict ends in the Middle East. Professor Paul Morris, who holds a UNESCO Chair, was among the speakers. He provides an overview… Read more »

National Commission represented at Asia Pacific Youth Dialogue

Peace was at the top of the agenda at the inaugural Asia Pacific Youth Dialogue in Chendu, China, officially launched on 21 September, International Peace Day, attended by two Youth Reference Group members. The three day forum brought together youth delegates from 46 countries, including young New Zealanders Danielle Newton (Youth Reference Group Chair) and… Read more »

Commission launches Global Education Monitoring Report

Kiwi comic artist and illustrator Toby Morris demonstrated how cartoons can be used to promote social messages at the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO’s launch of a significant global report on Wednesday 20 September. The New Zealand launch of UNESCO’s inaugural Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures… Read more »

Introducing Danielle Newton

The new Chair of our Youth Reference Group is Danielle Newton. Danielle is a University of Auckland scholarship recipient and mentor, currently undertaking her third year of study in a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Conjoint, double majoring in Politics and Sociology and Environmental Science and Geography. Alongside her studies, Danielle is involved in a… Read more »

Introducing Materoa Dodd

We are delighted to welcome our new Social Sciences Commissioner – Materoa Dodd. Materoa has been a Senior Lecturer specialising in international social trends and governance. She pioneered action research partnerships between iwi, universities and the Harvard Project on Indian Economic development. She has been appointed to Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and has served… Read more »

Introducing Dr Cheryl Stephens

It is our great pleasure to welcome Dr Cheryl Stephens as our new National Commissioner for Education. Cheryl is of Te Arawa and Taranaki descent. She has more than 35 years’ experience in the education sector in primary school, teacher education and tertiary teaching. During this time she has assumed a large number of executive… Read more »