Members of the United Nations Association of New Zealand are gathering in Wellington on 5-6 June, for our Annual Conference on New Zealand’s role as a ‘global citizen’ – both at home and abroad. The Conference will consider New Zealand’s global and domestic roles in peace and security, human rights, and sustainability.
UNANZ is delighted to announce that in conjunctions with Global Public Policy Project at the Victoria University School of Government another Diplomats Seminar Series will begin on the 2nd of October. This series provides an opportunity for representatives of Foreign Missions to New Zealand to explain their country’s engagement with, and perspectives on, the structure and operation of the United Nations system. Each session provides the public with an opportunity to better understand the extent to which this international body established to promote peace and security, development, and policy coordination, is meeting the diverse needs of its members.
The first session in the series is by Her Excellency Ms Leonora Rueda, from the Embassy of Mexico who will be speaking on "Diplomatic Perspectives: Diplomacy, United Nations and the Common Good"
Date:Thursday 2 October, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm
Venue: Rutherford House, Lecture Theatre 3 (RHLT3), Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington
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