Welcome to the United Nations Association of New Zealand


The United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNANZ) is the people's movement for the United Nations in New Zealand. 


The UN brings virtually all peoples together to address global issues and is becoming increasingly important in determining our future. It promotes world peace and justice, and works to eradicate poverty and hunger. The UN still has far to go to achieve its objectives, and we are committed to its improvement.

UNANZ promotes and supports the aims and objectives of the United Nations, and are committed to the ideals embodied in the UN Charter, and Universal Declaration of Human Rights We are a means by which the principles of the UN Charter can be shared widely and its vision realised. Read more 

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By UNANZ Administrator on Friday, 11 April 2014 5:10 p.m.


Hello everyone. I am Zane Small, a student completing a short internship with UNANZ. My task is to promote the May conference via New Media and show my understanding in a way that is relatable to everyday people. I thought a good way to do this would be by creating a blog site offering information on UNANZ, the UN and a build up to the conference. Please take a look at



By UNANZ Administrator on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 12:30 p.m.
By UNANZ Administrator on Thursday, 24 October 2013 3:26 p.m.
By UNANZ Administrator on Sunday, 20 October 2013

Dear friends,


United Nations Day is a chance to recognize how much this invaluable Organization contributes to peace and common progress.


It is a time to reflect on what more we can do to realize our vision for a better world.

The fighting in Syria is our biggest security challenge.


Millions of people depend on UN humanitarian personnel for life-saving assistance.

UN experts are working hand-in-hand with the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to destroy Syria’s stockpiles.


And we are pushing for a diplomatic solution to end suffering that has gone on far too long.


Our most urgent development challenge is to make sustainability a reality.

The Millennium Development Goals have cut poverty in half.


Now we must maintain the momentum, craft an equally inspiring post-2015 development agenda and reach an agreement on climate change.


This year again, we saw the United Nations come together on armed conflict, human rights, the environment and many other issues.


We continue to show what collective action can do. We can do even more.

In a world that is more connected, we must be more united.


On United Nations Day, let us pledge to live up to our founding ideals and work together for peace, development and human rights.


Ban Ki-moon

By UNANZ Administrator on Sunday, 20 October 2013

"UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.


24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday".


On the 16th of October this year, we marked an early UN Day at Premier House with the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, John Key and the Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully.


By UNANZ Administrator on Wednesday, 11 September 2013


8 September 2013

The United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNANZ) is extremely concerned about the inability of states to resolve the current conflict in Syria. UNANZ recognizes that this is a complicated situation involving questions of internal security, allegations of the use of chemical weapons, the intervention of third parties, the impact of the veto power on the operation of the UN Security Council, and when and how to apply the “Right to Protect”.

By UNANZ Administrator on Tuesday, 13 August 2013

 A new website has been created HERE to showcase our credentials.

By UNANZ Administrator on Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Malala Yousafzai may be one of the best-known students in the world, but she is also a teacher. This month she will mark her 16th birthday by coming to the United Nations and sharing an important lesson about education -- particularly for girls around the world.


Malala is the courageous young education rights campaigner from Pakistan who was targeted and shot by extremists on her way to school. After a long road to recovery, Malala is back and determined to keep making her voice heard.

By UNANZ Administrator on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 2:11 p.m.
 Eight Kapiti and Horowhenua artists have joined national weavers to create 50 tukutuku panels for a special assignment in New York.


United nations: Kapiti weavers Pip Devonshire, Sonia Snowden and Tracey Huxford complete a tukutuku panel headed for New York.


The work comprises 25 pairs of woven panels, which will be displayed in the United Nations Headquarters General Assembly building in September. They will be displayed on the building’s rimu wall, gifted by New Zealand during the building’s construction in the early 1950s. Minister of Maori Affairs Pita Sharples initiated the idea for the panels, after visiting the building and noticing the wall had become damaged over time. ‘‘Adding the tukutuku panels will bring life back to New Zealand’s special place in that building . . . while showcasing the unique cultural identity of Maori as tangata whenua, the indigenous...
By UNANZ Administrator on Tuesday, 9 April 2013

UNANZ National Conference for 2013 wa held from 17-19 May.

See HERE for the details of the program and the keynote speeches where we have them.