Global Citizenship Education

National Commission to sponsor SDG Summit

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is proud to be a Silver sponsor of the second New Zealand SDG Summit in Auckland on 2 September. Accelerated action, together is the theme, which will address how to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hosted by the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology,… Read more »

Teaching philosophical thinking through children’s literature

Children as young as four can practise philosophy through children’s literature, according to educator and UNESCO Chair/University of Nantes Chair for the Practice of Philosophy with Children, Dr Edwige Chirouter. The renowned teacher educator and education researcher, who has written a practical book on the subject, will be holding free sessions for teachers in Auckland… Read more »

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 »