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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.
MOW inscription feb event
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).
Rawinia Higgins
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.
Youth Leaders group shot Jan 2020
UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader, Naheed Saeid spent last Friday in Wellington learning the art of game development. Here she feeds back on the session that was designed with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in mind.
Hack athon news story
The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is hosting a lively discussion on Friday 30 October at the National Library, Wellington. The Global Citizenship Education Ideas Exchange brings together a range of voices who will share projects that have had a positive impact on their communities across Aotearoa New Zealand.
GCED panel 4
In 2019 Dunedin based Liz Breslin had the opportunity to participate in the City of Literature Residency Programme which enables writers to develop and share their work on an international stage. With support from Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature, Liz took up this two-month residency in Kraków, Poland.
Liz Breslin
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