Global Citizenship Education

Making GCED connections in the Pacific

Strong bonds were formed with the Pacific region through one of our advisor’s recent attendance at a global citizenship education (GCED) workshop in Apia, Samoa. Gracielli Ghizzi-Hall, who leads our GCED work programme, took part in the five-day event, organised by the UNESCO Office for the Pacific States. She attended with Katrina Fraser, GCED expert… Read more »

Focus on global citizenship at NZIE Conference

The New Zealand International Education Conference (NZIEC) brings together practitioners and leaders from New Zealand and around the world to explore strategies for growth in international education. This year global citizenship was a key theme. Our Chair Robyn Baker reflects on her attendance at the event. It was an excellent opportunity to attend the New… Read more »

Conference on becoming global citizens

ACE Aotearoa held a conference in June 2018: Kia Mau, Tāmaua te Aka Matua Becoming Global Citizens. For keynote presentation videos and notes visit the ACE Aotearoa website.

Award in Global Citizenship Education winners announced

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO today announced the winners of its inaugural Award in Global Citizenship Education (GCED). The recipients are: Patea Area School (Education Sector), Generation Zero (Community) and Tiaki Early Learning Centre (Innovation). St Johns College and UN Youth were also highly commended. Each winner received a certificate and $3000 at… Read more »

2018 Gender Review out now

The 2018 Gender Review published by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, shows that only 44% of countries are fully committed to the cause of gender equality in education through international treaties. The Gender Review states that governments are the primary duty bearers for the right to… Read more »

Global Citizenship Education Award launched

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is seeking to reward projects that foster global citizenship through its inaugural Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Award. Applicants from the education sector and community groups are invited to tell the National Commission about their global citizenship education projects or develop new ones between now and March 2018 to… Read more »

2017/18 Global Education Monitoring Report launched

The 2017/18 Global Education Monitoring Report was launched internationally in October 2017. This is the second report in the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report series, continuing its assessment of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal on education (SDG4) and its 10 targets, as well as other related education targets in the SDG agenda. It also investigates accountability in… Read more »

Interview: UNA NZ on global citizenship

What does global citizenship mean to you? Global citizenship is not determined merely by the number of languages one speaks, or the number of countries to which one has traveled. The following are essential elements of global citizenship: The wisdom to perceive the interconnectedness of all life and living. The courage not to fear or deny difference; but to… Read more »

New Zealand Social Sciences Conference

Educators and education experts will come together in Napier from 4-6 October at the 2017 New Zealand Social Sciences Conference to discuss the question ‘how do we develop global citizens?’. Social Sciences Commissioner Materoa Dodd will be representing the National Commission at the conference. She will be speaking as part of a roundtable discussion on… Read more »

Kids’ Polling Booth teaches civic responsibility

Around 300 children in the Wellington region aged 5-12 got a taste of democracy in action during the General Election thanks to the efforts of independent theatre company Barbarian Productions. With support from the National Commission, the group set up a mock polling station at Vogelmorn Bowling Club and invited children to cast their vote… Read more »