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View our latest news, media releases, newsletters and event updates. Hear from our commissioners, UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders, and our collaborating agencies and organisations. Read our latest updates or delve into the past.

Our October newsletter is jam packed with news, not only outlining what we have been up to in the past two months, but also what our partners and programmes have been doing. Hear from our UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader Adriana Bird who headed over to Australia to attend WIPCE this month, read the latest Geoparks news, find out about some of our grant recipients, and meet our newest team member.
In September UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader Adriana Bird attended the 2022 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE). Below she reflects on her experience.
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The Waitaki Whitestone aspiring Geopark is one step closer to becoming New Zealand’s first UNESCO Global Geopark following the recommendation from the UNESCO Global Geopark Council to accept the application. The next step is for the Executive Board of UNESCO to endorse the recommendation which is expected in April 2023.
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Find out what our UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders have been up to during July and August. Travel to our Creative Cities and learn about their recent projects. Watch some very special videos recorded by the Governor-Generals of Aotearoa New Zealand and Canada, talking about the importance of indigenous language. And much, much more!
The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu) and her Canadian counterpart the Right Honourable Mary Simon (Inuk), speak about the importance of te reo Māori and Inuit languages, and the efforts to revitalise them in Aotearoa New Zealand and Canada.
During the last two weeks of June, UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader and National Decade Committee member, Aimee Clark, attended the UN Ocean Conference and the Youth & Innovation Forum in Lisbon, Portugal.

Below, Aimee reflects on her experiences attending both the Youth Forum and main conference as a part of the official New Zealand Delegation.
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