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Youth leaders at Festival for the Future

From Friday 26 July to Sunday 28 July, our UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders took part in Festival for the Future in Wellington. Raven Maeder reports back. Festival for the Future saw over 1200 delegates from around Aotearoa, and Asia-Pacific, gather in Wellington for a weekend featuring a diverse range of inspirational speakers – including Stacey… Read more »

Report: Heliset Tte Skal – Let the Languages Live Conference

We supported Professor Rawinia Higgins, Chairperson and Commissioner of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – The Māori Language Commission and Charisma Rangipunga, Deputy Chair of the Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori Board of Commissioners, to attend the Heliset Tte Skal – Let the Languages Live conference in Canada from 24-26 June… Read more »

Youth representation at UN meeting

UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader Ashlee Peacock was part of the panel which presented New Zealand’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) report to the United Nations at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July. She also delivered a speech on youth and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She reports back on the experience. New… Read more »

Open invitation to GCED panel discussion

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is hosting a free panel discussion on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) in Wellington on 12 August. Opened by Hon Jenny Salesa, Associate Minister of Education, the event will feature the perspectives of five well-respected academics and thinkers. Each was commissioned to write a paper discussing GCED from their… Read more »

GCED – an educator’s perspective

We commissioned Maria Perreau, teacher at Ōtaki College and doctoral candidate at University of Auckland to write a discussion paper about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from an educator’s perspective. She will discuss her ideas at our upcoming GCED panel discussion on 12 August at the National Library in Wellington. Discussion Paper prepared for the New… Read more »

GCED – a Māori perspective

We commissioned Sonja Macfarlane, Practice and Implementation Adviser (Māori focus), former Associate Professor, University of Canterbury, to write a discussion paper about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from a Māori perspective. She will discuss her ideas at our upcoming GCED panel discussion on 12 August at the National Library in Wellington. Discussion Paper presented to the… Read more »

GCED – a youth/student perspective

We commissioned Pete McKenzie, UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader/ Law, Political Science and Mandarin Student, Victoria University of Wellington/ Freelance Journalist/ Chamber Officer in the Office of the Clerk, NZ Parliament, to write a discussion paper about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from a youth/student perspective. He will discuss his ideas at our upcoming GCED panel discussion… Read more »

GCED – a Pasifika perspective

We commissioned Jacoba Matapo, Associate Dean Pasifika of the Faculty of Education and Social Work at University of Auckland, to write a discussion paper about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from a Pasifika perspective. She will discuss her ideas at our upcoming GCED panel discussion on 12 August at the National Library in Wellington. Discussion Paper… Read more »

GCED – an academic perspective

We commissioned Bronwyn Wood, Senior Lecturer Faculty of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, to write a discussion paper about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from an academic perspective. She will discuss her ideas at our upcoming GCED panel discussion on 12 August at the National Library in Wellington. Discussion Paper prepared for the New Zealand… Read more »

Global conversations in Hanoi

UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader Pete McKenzie was part of a delegation that attended the 2019 UNESCO Forum on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship in Hanoi at the beginning of July. The trip was made possible through assistance from the National Commission. Pete shares his experience. After a few days rubbing shoulders with some… Read more »