Changes to the National Executive and National Council
11 June 2023
Following our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 10 June, the United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNA NZ) is pleased to announce changes to the National Executive and National Council.
Karim Dickie was endorsed as National President, taking over from Gaya Paranisamy. James Bushell continues as Vice President.
UNA NZ acknowledges the contribution of outgoing President Gaya Paranisamy, who served in the role from 2021 to 2023. "Gaya navigated the United Nations Association of New Zealand through a challenging period and her contribution to the organisation has been invaluable," incoming President Karim Dickie said. "We look forward to her continued involvement as Immediate Past President".
The full list of National Executive and National Council office holders are noted below.
President Karim Dickie
Vice President James Bushell
Secretary Catherine Ashworth
Treasurer Amelia Blamey
National Council Representative Annie Wu
National Council Representative Patrick Metham
Events Officer Hope Lan
Communications Officer Acacia Wall
Immediate Past President Gayathri Paranisamy
WFUNA Executive Committee Member Joy Dunsheath MNZM JP
Special Officer UN Renewal John O’Brien
Special Officer Humanitarian Affairs Abeer Yousuf
Special Officer Peace and Security Alyn Ware
Special Officer Human Rights Dulce Piacentini
Special Officer Sustainable Economy and Innovation Wajirani Adhihetty
Special Officer Global Health Ishant Ghulyani