• 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.

Contestable Funding Round 2016/2017 Now Open


The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO invites applications for its 2016/2017 Contestable Funding Round. Read More

New Zealander appointed to UNESCO Young Professionals Programme

Tim Francis

Congratulations to Cantabrian Tim Francis who has been selected from over 900 applicants from across the globe to be part of the UNESCO Young Professionals Programme (YPP). Read More 

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)


World Journalism Education Congress


The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is proud to be principal sponsor of the fourth World Journalism Education Congress. Read More