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Dates for regional Speech Competitions confirmed

Apr 10 2017

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

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

Mar 07 2017

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

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

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.  

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