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This week Aotearoa New Zealand is taking center stage at the UN Ocean Decade Conference in Barcelona, as we share our unique approach to the Decade of Ocean Science with a global audience. New Zealand is being represented at the Conference by our Culture Commissioner, Dr Dan Hikuroa, and Natural Sciences Commissioner, Linda Faulkner, as well as Master Navigator Jack Thatcher, and Aurere Thatcher.
It has been a busy start to 2024. Read all about it here.
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The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO has appointed three new members to its UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders group. They are Kaya Freeman, Saeyavan Sitsabesan and Hinauri Apa-Fepulea'i.
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Find out what the National Commission has been up to during October to November. Learn about our participation in the 42nd UNESCO General Conference, our time at the Pacific Oceans conference in Fiji and the latest news from our Creative Cities Network, plus much more.
What do you value in life? Where do you see your place in the world? What does it mean to be a global citizen?

These three questions were at the core of what was explored at the 'Step up to the World: Tū māia ki te ao' forum on Global Citizenship Education.

UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader Kauri Tearaura, who facilitated a workshop at the forum, reflects on his experience:
It has been a busy few months for the NZ National Commission. Catch up on all our latest news in our September newsletter.
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