UNESCO NZ National Commission represented at General Conference

NZ National Commission for UNESCO chairman, Bryan Gould and a small delegation took part in the 35th Session of the organisation’s General Conference in Paris this month.  They participated in a review of the Programme and Budget for the years 2011 and 2012, and considered a number of current issues such as climate change and… Read more »

Irina Bokova of Bulgaria elected as UNESCO’s 10th Director General

Bulgarian diplomat and politician, Irina Bokova has been elected Director-General of UNESCO by the 35th Session of the organisation’s General Conference in Paris this month.  Ms Bokova is the first woman and the first Eastern European to head the organisation.  Ms Bokova has served as the Ambassador of Bulgaria to France as well as the… Read more »

Historical Waterworks Building wins Heritage Award

Historical Waterworks Building wins Heritage Award The Waterworks Building and its associated engineer’s cottage located on the grounds of the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) in Auckland has won the 2009 UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit. The building was designed by William Errington in 1875 with the purpose of bringing water from the Western… Read more »

Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads: International Migration in Uncertain Times

Pathways, Circuits and Crossroads: International Migration in Uncertain Times The annual meeting of several research programmes dealing with processes and policies of relevance to New Zealand’s international migration system wil be held on the 2-4 November at the Soundings Theatre, Te Papa in Wellington.  This year’s meeting is being organised by the University of Waikato’s… Read more »

Wellington Youth Climate Forum 2009

Wellington Youth Climate Forum 2009 What causes global climate change? What are its consequences?  What are our potential solutions?  These were some of the issues considered by more than 60 secondary students attending the Wellington Youth Climate Forum (WYCF) at Victoria University in September.  The NZ National Commission for UNESCO helped make the forum possible… Read more »

2010 Zonta Science Award call for applications

2010 Zonta Science Award call for applications The Zonta Club of Wellington is calling for applications for the 2010 Zonta Science Award.  This will be the 11th Award since its inception in 1990.  The Zonta Science Award has been establshed to further the status of women in scientific fields.  The Award is for an emerging… Read more »

Growing interest in revamped website

Hundreds of people from all over the world have visited the NZ National Commisison for UNESCO’s website since it was relaunched a fortnight ago. The new Treaty of Waitangi Web Resource has been of particular interest to visitors.  With a fresh, easy-to-navigate look, making sure unesco.org.nz was easily accessible to all users was a priority… Read more »

International Workshop focuses on NZ “Greenstone” Digital Library Software

International Workshop focuses on NZ “Greenstone” Digital Library Software “Greenstone” an internationally renowned software system for digital libraries that was developed in New Zealand is the focus of an international workshop to be held in India in November.  The “Greenstone” Digital Library Software (http://www.greenstone.org) is an Open Source package for building and distributing Digital Libraries,… Read more »

Te Rangitawaea ICT Festival, Ngati Porou

Te Rangitawaea ICT Festival, Ngati Porou As part of this year’s Te Rangitawaea ICT Festival, students from Ngati Porou East Coast Schools have been trained by professional broadcasters to deliver a Noon news webcast live from the festival in Ruatoria. Te Rangitawaea celebrates the creative and innovative digital media achievements and development of local students. The… Read more »

World Harmony Run 2010 in Aotearoa

    Click here to go to the World Harmony Run 2010 Website   100 Countries, 6 Continents, 70,000 km, Billions of Hearts…   www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php