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Memory of the World: NZ Committee

The NZ National Commission for UNESCO is to establish and maintain a NZ Memory of the World National Committee. Its responsibilities will be to: propose and coordinate nominations for a Register of NZ documentary and audio visual knowledge; raise awareness and promote the programme through publications and presentations.; and encourage government and private sector sponsorship… Read more »

World Harmony Run 2010 in Aotearoa New Zealand

The World Harmony Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand, travelling through over 100 nations around the globe. The World Harmony Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause,… Read more »

Global Walk for Peace reaches Aotearoa New Zealand

  On August 18th, 2000, at 9am, Jean Béliveau left Montreal, Canada. His goal is to walk around the planet to promote “Peace and non-violence for the profit of the children of the world”. He is travelling alone with a three wheeled stroller to carry a bit of food, his clothing, a First Aid kit,… Read more »

Teaching diversity – why discuss diversity with schools and students?

A forum focusing upon the teaching of diversity issues and whether or not we should be discussing diversity in our schools and with our students is being hosted by the NZ National Commission for UNESCO as part of the NZ Diversity Action Forum 2010 in Christchurch this month. More than half of all babies born… Read more »

2010 New Zealand Aronui Lecture Series

Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, Past President of the British Academy & Cambridge Professor of Philosophy Baroness O’Neill will be lecturing on the Two Cultures, Freedom of Speech and Trust and Trustworthiness at venues throughout New Zealand from the 15-23 September 2010. The lectures are free and open to the general public. Please click here to find out… Read more »

Maori Language Week – A success that all New Zealanders can share in

Maori Language Week 2010 has been an outstanding success with Maori and non Maori throughout Aotearoa New Zealand taking part says NZ National Commission for UNESCO chair, Bryan Gould. “Maori Language Week in 1980 saw Maori march on parliament demanding that te reo Maori be recognised as an official language of New Zealand. At the head… Read more »

Samoan Language Week an international success

Samoan Language Week has been a great achievement this year with thousands of people celebrating gagana Samoa here in New Zealand and around the world. “With events taking place throughout New Zealand and stretching across the Tasman for the first time – at early childhood centres, schools, universities, sports clubs, churches, government departments and even… Read more »

World Press Freedom Day 2010: A minute’s silence for murdered journalists

UNESCO New Zealand is behind the call for newsrooms around the world to observe a minute’s silence to remember journalists murdered doing their job. Chairman of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, Bryan Gould said the initiative had been made by the New Zealand delegation at UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris in October last year.  … Read more »

Second chance education grants for New Zealand women

The New Horizons for Women Trust is calling for applications for a number of study grants available to New Zealand women for second chance education. Download Second Chance for Women Application Form Download SROW Elsie Locke Award Application Form Download New Horizons Womens Trust Research Award Application Form Download Sonja Davies Peace Award Application Form