Youth representation at UN meeting

UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader Ashlee Peacock was part of the panel which presented New Zealand’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) report to the United Nations at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July. She also delivered a speech on youth and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She reports back on the experience. New… Read more »

Open invitation to GCED panel discussion

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is hosting a free panel discussion on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) in Wellington on 12 August. Opened by Hon Jenny Salesa, Associate Minister of Education, the event will feature the perspectives of five well-respected academics and thinkers. Each was commissioned to write a paper discussing GCED from their… Read more »

GCED – an educator’s perspective

We commissioned Maria Perreau, teacher at Ōtaki College and doctoral candidate at University of Auckland to write a discussion paper about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from an educator’s perspective. She will discuss her ideas at our upcoming GCED panel discussion on 12 August at the National Library in Wellington. Discussion Paper prepared for the New… Read more »

GCED – a Māori perspective

We commissioned Sonja Macfarlane, Practice and Implementation Adviser (Māori focus), former Associate Professor, University of Canterbury, to write a discussion paper about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from a Māori perspective. She will discuss her ideas at our upcoming GCED panel discussion on 12 August at the National Library in Wellington. Discussion Paper presented to the… Read more »

GCED – a youth/student perspective

We commissioned Pete McKenzie, UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader/ Law, Political Science and Mandarin Student, Victoria University of Wellington/ Freelance Journalist/ Chamber Officer in the Office of the Clerk, NZ Parliament, to write a discussion paper about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from a youth/student perspective. He will discuss his ideas at our upcoming GCED panel discussion… Read more »

GCED – a Pasifika perspective

We commissioned Jacoba Matapo, Associate Dean Pasifika of the Faculty of Education and Social Work at University of Auckland, to write a discussion paper about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from a Pasifika perspective. She will discuss her ideas at our upcoming GCED panel discussion on 12 August at the National Library in Wellington. Discussion Paper… Read more »

GCED – an academic perspective

We commissioned Bronwyn Wood, Senior Lecturer Faculty of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, to write a discussion paper about Global Citizenship Education (GCED) from an academic perspective. She will discuss her ideas at our upcoming GCED panel discussion on 12 August at the National Library in Wellington. Discussion Paper prepared for the New Zealand… Read more »

Global conversations in Hanoi

UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader Pete McKenzie was part of a delegation that attended the 2019 UNESCO Forum on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship in Hanoi at the beginning of July. The trip was made possible through assistance from the National Commission. Pete shares his experience. After a few days rubbing shoulders with some… Read more »

UNESCO Creative Cities Network XIII Annual Meeting

Mark Roach from Auckland City of Music attended the UNESCO Creative Cities Network XIII Annual Meeting in Fabriano, Italy from 12 to 15 June, along with Mayor Dave Cull from Dunedin City of Literature. He reports back. Fabriano (City of Craft & Folk Arts) in the Marche region of Italy was the host for the… Read more »

Talking low carbon

We supported youth participation in the Asia Pacific meeting on Low Carbon Action in Hangzhou, China this month, by contributing funding towards travel expenses. The theme of the meeting was ‘achieving zero carbon through education’. The attendees were James Young-Drew and Anya Bukholt-Payne, accompanied by Betsan Martin, Director of Response Trust. All are involved with… Read more »