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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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We invite young New Zealanders to express their interest in the UNESCO Young Professionals Programme.

The programme seeks to create an enhanced pool of young international professional staff, enriching and diversifying UNESCO.
Our Special Advisor Youth, Sabrina Manū, was invited by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO to attend the 2023 UNESCO Global Youth Forum in Seoul in late July. Read on to find out more about her experience at the Youth Forum.
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On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples NZ National Commission for UNESCO Commissioner, Linda Faulkner travelled to Sydney | Gadigal to speak at a special celebratory event hosted by FIFA and the United Nations Humans Rights. The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is held every 9 August to spread awareness about the Indigenous population around the world and to protect their rights.
In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People we look at how te reo Māori is preserved in the Aotearoa New Zealand Memory of the World Ngā Mahara o te Ao register.

The Aotearoa register seeks to identify items of documentary heritage which have national significance. It aims to bring the value and significance of documentary heritage to wider public notice, along with the work performed by libraries, archives and museums in preserving this valuable heritage.
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Read all about the events and activities supported by the NZ National Commission in July. Learn about UNESCO programmes in Aotearoa and find out more about the work we have undertaken in our priority areas.
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