What we do

We represent New Zealand to UNESCO, and take the best of the UNESCO collective resources, networks, programmes and connections for application in a way that benefits New Zealand.

We create opportunities for people to gather together – as individuals or through organisations, programmes and initiatives, locally, nationally and internationally – as part of our work, providing space and time to 'build peace through dialogue'.

From time to time we are invited by UNESCO to host UNESCO international activities in New Zealand.

We promote opportunities for New Zealanders to participate in and benefit from UNESCO international and regional programmes and activities, such as nominating New Zealanders for UNESCO prizes, enabling New Zealanders to apply for UNESCO fellowships and participation by New Zealand experts in UNESCO meetings.

We partner and support programmes, initiatives, events and promotional activities that are relevant to UNESCO’s mandate and help build peace in New Zealand.

We also play an active role within UNESCO's work in the Pacific.