Media releases

Announcement of new Commissioners for the New Zealand National Commission of UNESCO

The New Zealand National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of two Commissioners. Vanisa Dhiru has been appointed to the position of Commissioner – Communication and Information, for a three year term and replaces outgoing Commissioner, Trish Carter. Vanisa has an extensive background within… Read more »

Mobile app for Dunedin’s literary locations

Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature has teamed up with the University of Otago’s Department of English and Linguistics to create dtour, an app that links remarkable writers and their stories to remarkable sites in Dunedin and the Otago region, with many more to follow. These literary locations not only reflect the city’s colourful cultural history… Read more »

Beeby Award to fund resource for teaching statistical investigations

The 2018 Beeby Award has been awarded to mathematics and statistics educator Dr Pip Arnold. Dr Arnold’s winning proposal is for a resource to support statistics teaching and learning in the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. The $30,000 Beeby Award is jointly funded by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO (the… Read more »

Local researcher awarded prestigious fellowship

The world of Augmented Reality will soon be leaping into our everyday lives thanks to the work of award-winning University of Otago scientist Stefanie Zollmann, who has just been granted the prestigious L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship 2018. Endless Augmented Reality (AR) possibilities, such as All Black fans accessing game and player statistics in… Read more »

Media Release: Fighting genocide – UNESCO speaks out

The UNESCO director-general’s message to the world for United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day is powerful and timely, said New Zealand Holocaust Centre director Mrs Inge Woolf today. Headed “Antisemitic propaganda and the Holocaust: from words to genocide,” Mrs Bokova’s words challenge us all to commemorate the Holocaust victims regardless of our origin or religion;… Read more »