Supporting Global Citizenship Education in New Zealand

Participants at the Global Citizenship Education Conference in Wellington, May 2016. In 2015, the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO granted $50,000 to the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies (NZCGS) as a contribution to a project titled ‘Global Citizenship Education in New Zealand’. The grant has allowed the centre to both further develop its… Read more »

New Youth Reference Group Members

Five new young people have recently been appointed as members of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO’s Youth Reference Group. Raven Maeder, Teina Wells-Smith, Danielle Newton, Kya Raina Lal and Shawn Thomas join existing members Samantha Allen and Sophie Goulter. Led by our Special Advisor Youth, Sophie, the Youth Reference Group was created to… Read more »

2016 World Journalism Education Congress

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO was principal sponsor of the fourth World Journalism Education Congress in July. Organised by Auckland University of Technology (AUT), the 2016 World Journalism Education Congress addressed the most pressing issues confronting journalism and journalism educators around the world today. More than 200 participants from 48 countries attended the event, to… Read more »

New Zealander appointed to UNESCO Young Professionals Programme

Cantabrian Tim Francis has been selected from over 900 applicants from across the globe to be part of the UNESCO Young Professionals Programme (YPP). The programme offers young people an opportunity to join UNESCO at the early stage of their professional career. Tim was nominated by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and, following… Read more »

New Zealand supports UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education

New Zealand has officially become the third country to accede to the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Regional Convention 2011 on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education, joining China and Australia as the leading countries in the process of accession. (New Zealand’s Permanent Delegate Susannah Gordon handed over the instrument of accession to the Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on… Read more »

Marking UNESCO’s seventh decade

Education Minister Hekia Parata spoke during an event at Parliament on Tuesday 8 September 2015, to mark UNESCO’s seventh decade supporting education, science and culture. (L-R Ms Trish Carter, Professor Arohia Durie, Mr Etienne Clement, Mr Ian McKinnon, Hon Hekia Parata, Dr Arapata Hakiwai, Dr Bob Frame, Ms Sophie Goulter) She said that New Zealand lived… Read more »

Creative City of Literature

Congratulations Dunedin! (Photos courtesy Dunedin City of Literature) The National Commission congratulates Dunedin – which after many months of preparation, hard work and collaboration, received the international designation as a Creative City of Literature by UNESCO in December 2014. The Chair of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, Ian McKinnon said the achievement was to… Read more »

UNESCO World Press Freedom Day 2013

Inaugural Freedom of Expression lecture, AUT, Friday 3 May Dr Mark Pearson, professor of journalism and social media at Griffith University in Australia and the Australian correspondent for Reporters Without Borders, spoke at the inaugural UNESCO World Press Freedom Day 2013 lecture, organised and hosted by AUT’s Pacific Media Centre and School of Communication Studies…. Read more »

World Radio Day – 13 February 2013

UNESCO to celebrate World Radio Day Youth reporter Yolanda from Cape Town, South Africa – © C. Petit-Perrot / Children’s Radio Foundation On 13 February, UNESCO celebrates radio as a medium vital to its mission of creating a more peaceful, more sustainable and more inclusive future for all. World Radio Day is an opportunity to… Read more »

2013 UNESCO Asia Pacific Cultural Heritage Conservation Awards

2013 UNESCO ASIA-PACIFIC AWARDS FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE CONSERVATION 2013 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation Call for Entries, Deadline: 31.03.2013 ©UNESCO Bangkok UNESCO Bangkok is currently accepting entries for 2013 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation The awards programme recognises the achievement of individuals and organizations within the private sector, and public-private… Read more »