Youth representative sought for Education Sub-Commission

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is pleased to invite expressions of interest for a youth representative to serve on the Education Sub Commission.  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation works worldwide to improve education through technical advice, standard setting, innovative projects, capacity building and networking. 

Appointed and funded by the New Zealand Government, the New Zealand National Commission represents UNESCO; manages relationships with key stakeholders; and coordinates advice to the organisation on future programmes. The National Commission works to promote UNESCO’s vision, goals and programmes within New Zealand and the Pacific.
The five Sub-Commissions focused upon UNESCO’s key programme areas provide advice to the National Commission. In recognition of the importance of youth participation, a youth representative is appointed to each Sub-Commission. Together, these representatives also constitute a Youth Bureau, which contributes a youth perspective to the work of the Commission.
Dr Edna Tait, Education Specialist, New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, wishes to appoint a youth representative to the Education Sub-Commission.
The applicant should be aged between 18 and 25 and demonstrate:
·         a strong commitment to the UNESCO ideals;
·         knowledge and interest in the education sector, particularly as it pertains to the work of UNESCO;
·         strong networks in the youth sector;
·         an understanding of youth issues.
Please note this is an unpaid role, although associated expenses will be covered.

Download application form here

Please send the completed application form and CV before Monday 2nd May 2011 to:
Vicki Soanes
Education Programme Officer
New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO
PO Box 1666
Wellington 6140
For further information, please telephone (04) 463 8626