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.
A seminar organised by the United Nations Association of New Zealand on 8 December to mark Human Rights Day 2016. Follow here to read out about the event.
On 25 October, the United Nations Association celebrated its 70th anniversary at Government House in Wellington. It also marked United Nations Day. Follow here to read more about the event.
25 October 2016
Celebrating 70 years of the United Nations Association of New Zealand
Tonight members, affiliates and supporters gather at Government House in Wellington to celebrate 70 years of the founding of the United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNA NZ).
Pete Cowley has been the administrator for UNA NZ for the last five years, and has contributed to UNA NZ for vastly more than that. His role consisted of responding to emails, facilitating numerous events, creating documents and collating valuable information. Highlights of his time at UNA NZ were the events on UN Day, Peace Day and Human Rights Day. Pete will be leaving us so that he is able to fully care for his flatemate suffering from dementia, and campaign on the right to voluntary euthanasia. Unfortunately, with this and many other organisations he’s involved in, he feels he does not have the time or energy that is deserving of the UNA NZ role.
Members farewelled Dr Graham Hassall and his family at a dinner before his departure to Europe in early August.
UNA Canterbury member Mary McGiven shares her account with Dame Grace: “I was privileged to know Grace was the daughter of post WW1 Jewish Migrants from the UK who raised their family to serve the community. She dedicated much of her adult life to fulfilling these commitments locally, nationally, and internationally.”
On 12 May, WebEx briefings were held, in English and French, on the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit.
The English briefing was conducted by Mr. Stephen O'Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, and Mr. Hervé Verhoosel, Spokesperson for the World Humanitarian Summit.
The French briefing was conducted by Mr. Antoine Gérard, Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit Secretariat, and Mr. Hervé Verhoosel, Spokesperson for the World Humanitarian Summit.
https://youtu.be/O9zTtwixhlU (English, approximately 63 minutes)
https://youtu.be/Wrso5-SmOcg (French, approximately 30 minutes)
The United Nations Association NZ has lost a former National President Sir James Belich and a former President of the World Federation of United Nations Association Maurice Strong in the last few months …