The regional dates for our annual speech competitions have now been confirmed. UNA NZ runs an annual high school speech competition, involving schools across New Zealand on major UN related issues. It has become one of the highlights of our year, and cumulates in the regional branch winners being funded to attend our National Conference, to compete on a national level. Regional dates are available here.
This seminar took place on Friday 3rd March at Victoria University's Pipitea Campus. Read the conference report here.
In light of international developments, we focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 this week - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Join us on Twitter and Facebook.
Each year the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognises the achievements of outstanding female scientists in over 100 countries. Since 1998 over 2,500 women have been awarded Fellowships to support their continued research. In 2017 they are increasing the number of For Women in Science Australian Fellowships to four. They will award these four $25,000 Fellowships along with the New Zealand Fellowship in October 2017.
Applicants within five years of completing their PhD (not including career breaks) are welcome from a variety of fields including life sciences, clinical and health sciences, material sciences, physical sciences, mathematics or engineering. Eligible candidates must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
Applications are open now and will close at midnight Monday 3 April.
The application form and more information about the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australian & New Zealand program can be found on the For Women in Science website.
Join us on Twitter and Facebook where we take a good look at each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and how they relate to what and how we do things in New Zealand. Over the past month we looked at why it matters, and Goal 14 - Life Below Water and why it matters. We are next looking at Goal 5 - Achieve Gender Equality and empower all women and girls. Here is why Goal 5 matters.
Women from different walks of life will respond to their favourite photograph in the Cindy Sherman exhibition on 10 March, including ActionStation director Marianne Elliott, poet Hera Lindsay Bird, theatre director Nina Nawalowalo and curator Claire Regnault.
We gather with the Salas family, knowing that their loss is personal and profound, to give thanks for the life of Dame Laurie Salas.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of the beautiful Dame Laurie – Wahine Toa. She worked tirelessly for peace, security, human rights and for women. She was a champion of the vision and values of the United Nations.
Christmas Greetings and happy holidays from the team at the United Nations Association of New Zealand.
Thank you for all your support this year. It has been a privilege working with you
and we look forward to working with you in the New Year.