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Applications for the 2017 L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Fellowships

Mar 07 2017
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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.


What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals and why do they matter?

Mar 05 2017
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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. 

Eulogy for Dame Laurie Salas by UNA NZ President Joy Dunsheath

Feb 05 2017
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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.  


2013 United Nations Day Celebrations

Oct 20 2013
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"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.

UN Secretary-General's Message for 2013

Oct 20 2013
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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.

UNANZ statement on the situation in Syria

Sep 11 2013
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UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND – STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION IN SYRIA

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”.

Malala Comes to the United Nations

Jul 09 2013
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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.

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