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Two years after the Christchurch mosque attacks UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader Sondos Quraan reflects on the events of that tragic day and shares her thoughts on where we are as a country today and how, as a nation, we can shape a positive future together.
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Our UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders reflect on how the events of March 15 have impacted and shaped them. Raiyan Azmi reflects on his journey over the past two years.
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On the second anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO Chair, Robyn Baker, and Special Advisor Youth, Shahin Najak, reflect on the impact that day has had on Aotearoa New Zealand and how it has impacted the National Commission’s work.
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A ceremony to celebrate the addition of five new inscriptions to the prestigious UNESCO Memory of the World Aotearoa New Zealand Register took place at the National Library of New Zealand on 9th March 2021.
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The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is delighted to announce Professor Rawinia Higgins’ successful election to the Global Taskforce for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages 2022-2032 (IDIL).
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The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO has appointed four new members to its UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders group. They are: Raiyan Azmi, Ethan Jerome-Leota, Sabrina Manū, and Sondos Quraan.
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