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“Climate action is not only a moral responsibility, it is a necessity for human survival.”
This was one of the key takeaway messages Ronja Ievers and Libby Giles took from the 23rd meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany.
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Seven new inscriptions have been added to the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand register. Memory of the World New Zealand Trust Chair Dianne Macaskill announced the new inscriptions at a function at Auckland Libraries on 29 November 2017.
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The biennial UNESCO General Conference was held in Paris between 30 October and 14 November. Vicki Soanes, Secretary General, New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO reports on the Conference.
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The New Zealand National Commission provided minor grant funding to Wellington Zoo’s Rangatahi Roots & Shoots programme. Sarah Morris provides an update on how the pilot programme is going so far.
Communication and Information Commissioner Trish Carter attended an Auckland ceremony in November 2017, held in honour of clinical researcher Dr Matire Harwood, winner of a prestigious fellowship in the L’Oréal UNESCO For Women in Science programme.
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A three-day workshop in Bangkok, Thailand has set Special Advisor Youth Danielle Newton on a new path – to live more sustainably and to empower others to do the same.
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