International Literacy Day 2011

 The theme of this year’s International Literacy Day, celebrated world-wide on 8 September, is ‘Literacy for peace.’ Research conducted by UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics shows that 793 million adults – mainly girls and women – are unable to read or write. A further 67 million primary school aged children do not attend school and 72… Read more »

APCEIU Asia-Pacific Youth Caravan

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO invites nominations for participation in the APCEIU Asia-Pacific Youth Caravan. Recognizing the critical importance of empowering future leaders for the promotion of Culture of Peace, the Asia Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) presents a visiting programme for tertiary students in the Asia-Pacific region. APCEIU will… Read more »

Wai Ora: People and Freshwater

A Summer Studentship project conducted by Shamin Yazdani 2009-2010 Click here to download Shamin’s report  

Samoan Language Champions 2011 named

Champions on and off the field As Samoan Language Week events are celebrated by Samoan communities living around the planet, this year’s Samoan Language Champions demonstrate that Samoans are a global family or aiga, says Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres. Samoan Language Champions 2011 are: Manu Samoa – National Samoan Rugby union team Nigel… Read more »

Samoan Language Week 2011

Samoan students carrying on a proud tradition “O fanau a tagata e fafaga i upu, a o fanau a manu e fafaga i fugalaau” The young of birds are fed with the blossoms of trees whereas the young of humans are fed with words Samoan Language Week kicks off at Wellington East Girls College on Tuesday 31… Read more »

UNESCO Christchurch Youth Voices Challenge

Christchurch’s youngest leaders rebuilding the future Youth Week 2011 will wrap up this weekend with an opportunity for some of Christchurch’s youngest leaders to discuss their vision for the future at the UNESCO Youth Voices Forum. Some of the city’s adult leaders , including MPs and local body representatives,  will participate in a round table… Read more »

Youth Week 2011

Step Up, Take Responsibility, Be YOUth   Youth Week 2011 kicks off in Christchurch this week with a huge free concert. “Youth Week 2011 isn’t just about young people stepping up and taking responsibility, it’s also about the rest of the community stepping up and realising all the great things young people do,” says Arataiohi… Read more »

The Green Wave

One School, One Tree, One Gift to Nature The Green Wave is a multi-year global campaign that enables children and youth to make a difference – one school, one tree, one step at a time. The Green Wave brings together children and youth from around the world to raise awareness about biodiversity, and the need… Read more »

Pacific Press Freedom Alert 2011

HEADLINE LOCATION DATE REFERENCE         Pacific Crisis: Fiji dictator speaks out NEW ZEALAND 15/5/11 Visit Stuff Media Alliance may help Pacific move forward says PIMA NEW ZEALAND 12/5/11 Visit Pacific Scoop Vanuatu newspaper publisher wants Pacific Media complaints council SAMOA 6/5/11 Visit Radio Australia Savea claims PINA losing critical voice on Media Freedom… Read more »

World Press Freedom Day 2011

3 May 2011 Joint message from Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General;  Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General; and Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. World Press Freedom Day was born twenty years ago in the vision of a group of journalists gathered in Windhoek, Namibia. The Windhoek Declaration was a call to arms to protect the fundamental… Read more »