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.
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.
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.