Month: March 2017

Third UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education

The National Commission shone the spotlight on global citizenship education in March, funding three representatives to attend the Third UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education in Ottawa, Canada. Education Commissioner Cheryl Stephens attended, along with teacher and global citizenship advisor Libby Giles and Year 13 student Scarlett Parkes from Auckland Girls’ Grammar who co-wrote and… Read more »

Visit to UNESCO Office for the Pacific States

The National Commission strengthened its Pacific connections with a visit to the UNESCO Office for the Pacific States in Apia in March. Chair Robyn Baker and Secretary General Vicki Soanes were hosted by the newly appointed Director of the UNESCO Apia office, Ms Nisha over three days. During their visit they participated in a series… Read more »

‘Big Girls’ celebrate New Zealand’s ethnic diversity

Seventeen ‘larger than life’ women dancing in the streets of Palmerston North caused a sensation at the city’s International Women’s Day Parade on 8 March.  The Big Girl giant puppets, designed to celebrate diversity in Aotearoa, represented women from a wide range of communities, including Latin America, South East Asia, Syria, Japan and Samoa. Some… Read more »