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Our Special Advisor Youth, Sabrina Manū, was invited by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO to attend the 2023 UNESCO Global Youth Forum in Seoul in late July. Read on to find out more about her experience at the Youth Forum.
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On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples NZ National Commission for UNESCO Commissioner, Linda Faulkner travelled to Sydney | Gadigal to speak at a special celebratory event hosted by FIFA and the United Nations Humans Rights. The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is held every 9 August to spread awareness about the Indigenous population around the world and to protect their rights.
In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People we look at how te reo Māori is preserved in the Aotearoa New Zealand Memory of the World Ngā Mahara o te Ao register.

The Aotearoa register seeks to identify items of documentary heritage which have national significance. It aims to bring the value and significance of documentary heritage to wider public notice, along with the work performed by libraries, archives and museums in preserving this valuable heritage.
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Read all about the events and activities supported by the NZ National Commission in July. Learn about UNESCO programmes in Aotearoa and find out more about the work we have undertaken in our priority areas.
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One of the major highlights each year for our UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders is Festival for the Future.

“Festival has a broad and diverse audience of individuals across business, government and community sectors. Although diverse it was primarily youth centric with all attendees showing passion for creating a better future, offering a platform to connect, learn and be inspired while strengthening one’s sense of purpose and hope,” said UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader Isaac Morunga.

his year the UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders collaborated with the Cook Islands National Youth Council (CINYC) to present two workshops – Our Moana Our Stories- and to promote their respective rōpū.
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In late May the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Commissioners, Chair and Secretariat headed down to Ōamaru to officially celebrate Aotearoa New Zealand’s first UNESCO Global Geopark – Waitaki Whitestone.

Our Commissioners share their experiences of the celebrations and the impression that Waitaki Whitestone UNESCO Global Geopark left on them. We also share Chair, Liz Longworth's speech.
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