• Promoting peace and justice in New Zealand and the Pacific through education, the sciences, culture and the free exchange of ideas.
  • UNESCO New Zealand Memory of the World ensures the preservation of important documentary heritage.
  • Supporting youth representation in the community and internationally.
  • Imagine My City enables young people to become innovative and critical thinkers in sustainable development.

Contestable funding round now open

UNESCO Background crop

The National Commission is currently inviting Expressions of Interest for funding of projects, events, programmes or initiatives that reflect our mission. Read More

Imaginative digital journeys

Nature Through Arts

The National Commission is supporting Nature Through Arts Collective to explore new ways for young people to have an active voice and become innovative thinkers in sustainable development. Read More

High school student promotes global citizenship

Scarlett Parkes

Year 13 student Scarlett Parkes from Auckland co-authored an International Youth White Paper on Global Citizenship. Read More

Book launch for Beeby Fellow

Beeby book launch

Jesse Pirini launched his book Peer Tutoring: A training and facilitation guide, developed during his Beeby Fellowship, at the end of March. Read More