Global Walk for Peace reaches Aotearoa New Zealand

  On August 18th, 2000, at 9am, Jean Béliveau left Montreal, Canada. His goal is to walk around the planet to promote “Peace and non-violence for the profit of the children of the world”. He is travelling alone with a three wheeled stroller to carry a bit of food, his clothing, a First Aid kit,… Read more »

Te Kura A Rito O Newton students win UN Photo Awards

Students from the Maori immersion class at Te Kura A Rito O Newton (Newton School) in Central Auckland have won major awards as part of a nationwide photographic competition held to celebrate the 2010 United Nations International Year of Biodiversity. Click here to go to another site to see all entries The competition is hosted… Read more »

Teaching diversity – why discuss diversity with schools and students?

A forum focusing upon the teaching of diversity issues and whether or not we should be discussing diversity in our schools and with our students is being hosted by the NZ National Commission for UNESCO as part of the NZ Diversity Action Forum 2010 in Christchurch this month. More than half of all babies born… Read more »

2010 New Zealand Aronui Lecture Series

Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve, Past President of the British Academy & Cambridge Professor of Philosophy Baroness O’Neill will be lecturing on the Two Cultures, Freedom of Speech and Trust and Trustworthiness at venues throughout New Zealand from the 15-23 September 2010. The lectures are free and open to the general public. Please click here to find out… Read more »

Maori Language Week – A success that all New Zealanders can share in

Maori Language Week 2010 has been an outstanding success with Maori and non Maori throughout Aotearoa New Zealand taking part says NZ National Commission for UNESCO chair, Bryan Gould. “Maori Language Week in 1980 saw Maori march on parliament demanding that te reo Maori be recognised as an official language of New Zealand. At the head… Read more »

Evaluation and Culture Workshop

A sharing of Evaluation and Cultural Perspectives across the Pacific Organised by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO in association with the Australasian Evaluation Society this workshop is designed for those working as evaluation practitioners, in, government agencies and community groups and NGO’s working with Maori and Pacific peoples. Date: Tuesday 31 August 2010 Time: 9am –… Read more »

The Outlook for Someday

THE OUTLOOK FOR SOMEDAY The Sustainability Film Challenge for Young New Zealanders   The NZ National Commission for UNESCO is a proud Project Partner for this year’s Outlook for Someday Make a short film. It can be any length up to 5 minutes. You can make it individually or in a team. Use any camera… Read more »

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 »