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UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader Raven Maeder attended the Forest and Bird Youth Council event ‘Ngā here: many connections’ on 26 September 2018. She writes about the experience.
Raven at Forest and Bird Youth Council event
The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO has awarded four grants worth $102,000 in total in its 2018/2019 Contestable Funding Round.
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Secretary General Vicki Soanes took an active leadership role at the Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of National Commissions, held in South Korea this month.
Vicki and Ms Nisha in S Korea
Auckland has become a City of Music, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Auckland’s successful bid, along with 11 other music cities worldwide, was announced by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on 31 October 2017.
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The National Commission congratulates Dunedin – which after many months of preparation, hard work and collaboration, received the international designation as a Creative City of Literature by UNESCO in December 2014.
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