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UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day was celebrated world-wide on January 27th. The day was commemorated by a number of ceremonies across Aotearoa New Zealand, organised by the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand. Vicki Soanes, NZ National Commission for UNESCO, General Secretary was privileged to be asked to speak at the Wellington event, which took place at Parliament and was hosted by the Hon Grant Robertson.
The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO has appointed six new members to its UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders group. They are, Lotima Vaioleti, Sophia Newton, Adriana Bird, Katja Phutaraksa Neef, Kauri Tearaura and Aimee Clark.
As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, UNESCO has released a publication that tells the story of UNESCO’s family of National Commissions and highlight the contribution made by each and every National Commission over the past 75 years.
It's been a busy couple of months for the National Commission. Catch up on all our latest news including updates from the UNESCO General Conference, the growth of New Zealand's UNESCO Creative City Network and our Memory of the World register.
As UNESCO celebrates its 75th birthday, three exceptional New Zealanders share their UNESCO stories, outlining the impact that UNESCO has had on their lives, as well as on Aotearoa New Zealand as a whole.