• Promoting Peace and Justice in New Zealand and the Pacific through Education, the Sciences, Culture and the Free Exchange of Ideas
  • The Looking Beyond Disaster Youth Forum brought together 100 international young leaders.
  • Chalkle supports communities to teach and learn from each other - including exchanging fire skills!
  • Imagine My City enables young people to become innovative and critical thinkers in sustainable development.

Imagine My City Initiative

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'Imagine My City’, which is supported by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, aims to inspire and empower young people to take leadership in bringing nature back to urban backyards and neighbourhoods. The project includes a 100-day creative challenge.

Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship

One of our grant recipients, the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies (NZCGS), will host a series of conferences in May and July to introduce students in years 11-13 to the concept of global citizenship for the 21st century. Read more in this NZ Education Gazette article.

Looking Beyond Disaster Toolkit

Looking Beyond Disaster

Based on the Looking Beyond Disaster UNESCO Youth Forum series that began in Christchurch in 2011, the LBD Toolkit was created to support young people who want to enhance the disaster resilience of their communities.

Download the toolkit (PDF, 5Mb)


Marking UNESCO's seventh decade

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On 16 November 2015, UNESCO celebrated the 70th anniversary of the adoption of its constitution. Education Minister Hekia Parata spoke during a recent event at Parliament, marking UNESCO’s seventh decade supporting education, science and culture. Read More