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New Chair for Memory of the World New Zealand

Members of UNESCO Memory of the World Aotearoa New Zealand Trust elected a new Chair at its October Annual General Meeting. Bruce Ralston has taken over the reins from Dianne Macaskill, the founding Chair of the Trust, whose term ends in March 2019. Bruce has a 35 year career in the documentary heritage world, including… Read more »

UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders

The New Zealand National Commission works with a team of young people aged between 18 and 25 called the UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders. Group members primarily serve as advisors, negotiating inclusive ways for young people to be engaged and empowered in the National Commission’s programme areas. As UNESCO ambassadors and change agents, the youth leaders… Read more »

National Commission represented at Iwi Chairs Forum

Representatives of the National Commission attended the Iwi Chairs Forum in Whakatane on 3 August, hosted by Ngati Awa at Te Manuka Tūtahi Marae. Thanks to an introduction facilitated by Social Sciences Commissioner Materoa Dodd, Chair Robyn Baker and Culture Commissioner Dr Arapata Hakiwai were invited to profile UNESCO and share the current priorities and… Read more »

Improving water quality in Samoa

A major project aimed at assessing and improving water quality in Samoa has been in operation this year, with support from the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. A team of researchers from Massey University’s Pacific Research and Policy Centre have been working with Pacific Island researchers led by Patila Amosa from the National University… Read more »

Meet our new Chair, Robyn Baker

Robyn Baker’s career has been in the field of education where she has contributed as a teacher, researcher, curriculum developer, teacher educator and leader. She was the Director and CEO of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research from 2000 to 2014. As a science educator Robyn has been involved in many national developments, including… Read more »

Natural Science

UNESCO’s goals Key science themes for UNESCO are Science for a Sustainable Future and One Planet, One Ocean. What we do in New Zealand In New Zealand, our priority activities include: promoting public fora to discuss and propose sustainable development options participating in national and international meetings on natural resource use supporting national senior school… Read more »