• We want to hear your views on New Zealand’s Fifth Periodic Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

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    New Zealand ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children (UNCROC) on 6 April 1993. As a State Party to UNCROC, New Zealand must regularly report on our progress under UNCROC. Our next report, the Fifth Periodic Report, is due with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on 5 May 2015.

  • UNESCO is seeking expressions of interest

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    The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is seeking expressions of interest for  projects to be funded under  its second contestable funding round for the 2014/15 financial year.

  • Christchurch youth leader receives an honourable mention award

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    Shawn Kurian Thomas, 20 year old young leader who participated in the Christchurch Youth Leadership programme, recently received an honourable mention award from The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The two organisations invited youth from all over the world to submit original and creative videos focusing on the themes of PLURAL+, a youth-produced video festival which encourages young people to explore migration, diversity, and social inclusion, as well as to share their creative vision with the world. Since 2009 over 400 entries from 63 countries have been submitted. Winning videos have been screened in dozens of festivals, and broadcast on television networks around the world.

Video: Happy Diwali from the Office of Ethnic Affairs

The Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Berlinda Chin - offers Happy Diwali on behalf of the office and more...
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