Kia ora tātou,
The National Commission team has been busy working across many projects over the last couple of months, and this pace will continue till the end of the year.
We shared some big news last week, congratulating Wellington on becoming a UNESCO Creative City of Film. Read on for more details.
At the beginning of October we worked in collaboration with the Human Rights Commission and mana whenua Ngāi Tūāhuriri and Ngāi Tahu to host The Youth Diversity Forum, you can read all about it in this newsletter, and check out our photos and videos on Facebook – it was a special event.
The team is currently gearing up for the biennial 40th UNESCO General Conference. The conference brings together all 193 UNESCO Member States to discuss a range of agenda items and agree on the programme and budget for the organisation. There will also be an inter-regional meeting of National Commissions which is a chance to share progress on UNESCO goals and work programmes and to ensure new opportunities for the future are discussed.
The 11th UNESCO Youth Forum also takes place at this time, and one of our Aotearoa Youth Leaders, Ashlee Peacock, will be in attendance. We’ll report back on all that in our December newsletter.