Maori Language Week Forum

  Te Reo Maori & Nga Reo O Moana-Nui-A-Kiwa Maori Language & Pacific Languages Forum Te Kahui Tika Tangata (Human Rights Commission) and Te Komihana Matua o Aotearoa mo UNESCO (UNESCO) are hosting a forum to look at the relationships between Maaori and Pacific languages and particularly their preservation in Aotearoa.  “E kore au e ngaro, he… Read more »

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF BIODIVERSITY: PHOTO COMPETITION

 Biodiversity is life, biodiversity is our life. Ko te koiora kanorau, he tauoranga, ko te koiora kanorau to tātou tauoranga.  Photographers are being asked to celebrate New Zealand’s unique biodiversity by getting clicking in a national photo competition to mark the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. The Department of Conservation, NZ National Commission for UNESCO,… Read more »

Samoan Language Week an international success

Samoan Language Week has been a great achievement this year with thousands of people celebrating gagana Samoa here in New Zealand and around the world. “With events taking place throughout New Zealand and stretching across the Tasman for the first time – at early childhood centres, schools, universities, sports clubs, churches, government departments and even… Read more »

World Press Freedom Day 2010: A minute’s silence for murdered journalists

UNESCO New Zealand is behind the call for newsrooms around the world to observe a minute’s silence to remember journalists murdered doing their job. Chairman of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, Bryan Gould said the initiative had been made by the New Zealand delegation at UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris in October last year.  … Read more »

Samoan Language Week 2010

  “O le Tātou gagana Sāmoa I Niu Sila” “Our Samoan language in NZ” Sunday 30 May – Saturday 5 June 2010 Visit our Facebook Page Samoan Language Week was first promoted by Radio Niu FM as part of a series of Pacific language weeks leading up to Māori Language Week. Since 2007 it has… Read more »

Second chance education grants for New Zealand women

The New Horizons for Women Trust is calling for applications for a number of study grants available to New Zealand women for second chance education. Download Second Chance for Women Application Form Download SROW Elsie Locke Award Application Form Download New Horizons Womens Trust Research Award Application Form Download Sonja Davies Peace Award Application Form

Race Relations Day 2010: It’s about us – Whanau

The 21st March, Race Relations Day, is the time to reflect on our journey as a culturally diverse nation. Each year 21 March is observed around the globe as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date recalls the tragic loss of life at Sharpeville in South Africa in 1960, and is… Read more »

International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures 2010

The goal of the International Year  is to make the rapprochement of cultures the hallmark of all policy-making at local, national, regional and international levels, involving the greatest number of relevant stakeholders. In New Zealand, our first activities to celebrate the International  Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures were: the launch of the UNESCO Chair… Read more »

World Water Day 22 March 2010: Clean Water for a Healthy World

UN-Water is dedicating World Water Day 2010 to the theme of water quality, reflecting its importance alongside quantity of the resource in water management. World Water Day 2010 activities will aim to communicate messages on water quality, ecosystems and human well-being. Click here to find out more about World Water Day 2010 & UNESCO A… Read more »