• 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.

Spotlight on global citizenship education 

Libby and Cheryl at GCED conference

The National Commission supported three representatives to attend the Third UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education in Ottawa in March. Read More

UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

Einstein medal

We are currently seeking recommendations for the 2017 UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science. 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