Youth representative sought for Education Sub-Commission

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is pleased to invite expressions of interest for a youth representative to serve on the Education Sub Commission.  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation works worldwide to improve education through technical advice, standard setting, innovative projects, capacity building and networking.  Appointed and funded by the New… Read more »

Wenhui (文 晖) Award for Educational Innovation 2011

Education for Learning to Live Together Building peace in the minds of men and women Nominations should be sent to: The Education Programme Officer New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO PO Box 1666 Wellington 6140 Applications Close: 30th May 2011 Click here to download application form Click here to download consent form Click here to… Read more »

World Water Day 2011 – 22 March

Water for Cities – responding to the Urban Challenge The objective of World Water Day 2011 is to focus international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialisation and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems. This year’s theme, Water for cities: responding to the urban challenge,… Read more »

Canterbury Earthquake Disaster

Red Cross Appeal A powerful earthquake struck Canterbury at lunchtime on the 22 February 2011.  Five days later 147 bodies have been recovered while hundreds of people remain missing.  It is one of our country’s worst natural disasters in recorded history.  Historic Christchurch has been devastated and search teams continue to scour the city’s ruins.  Countries from… Read more »

Canterbury Earthquake Disaster

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal A powerful earthquake struck Canterbury at lunchtime on the 22 February 2011.  Five days later 147 bodies have been recovered while hundreds of people remain missing.  It is one of our country’s worst natural disasters in recorded history.  Historic Christchurch has been devastated and search teams continue to scour the city’s ruins. … Read more »

UCAF Fund 2011 Opens

The UNESCO Contestable Activities Fund or UCAF is available for NZ projects that engage with two or more of UNESCO’s mandated programme areas: Education; Natural Sciences; Social & Human Sciences; Culture; Communications & Information.  Successful projects will be those that advance the National Commission’s strategic objectives as outlined in the National Commission’s Strategic Plan. 2010-2011… Read more »

International Year of Chemistry 2011

New Zealand launch In New Zealand we are celebrating the International Year of Chemistry 2011 with a range of events, competitions and speakers throughout the year. A dedicated website will be the hub for all activities, providing updates on what’s happening, as well as interesting resources about chemistry.  The launch takes place on Wednesday 9th… Read more »

Kapi Mana Bioblitz 2011

Weekend of fun at Bioblitz launch The Kapi Mana Bioblitz 2011 is the world’s first combined Marine and Terrestrial Bioblitz: a rapid assessment of species diversity. Bioblitz brings together a wide range of people – scientists, academics, local tribes, members of the public and technical experts – to celebrate the diversity of NZ’s wildlife.  Fun… Read more »

International Year of Forests 2011

Celebrating Forests for People The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. The International Year of Forests 2011 was launched on Wednesday 2 February, 2011, at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York. In New… Read more »

NZ marks Holocaust Remembrance Day 2011

NZ marks Holocaust Remembrance Day – 27 January 2011 This week New Zealanders will once again be the first in the world to mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust with a memorial service at Wellington’s Makara Cemetery and a formal ceremony at Parliament. Prime Minister John Key… Read more »