Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Diversity Forum and Youth Forum – 26 August 2013

Diversity Forum and Youth Forum –26 August 2013

The annual New Zealand Diversity Forum, now in its ninth year, is a unique event that brings together those interested in New Zealand’s increasing diversity to share ideas and best practice.

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO has been a partner of the Forum since its inception.

The theme this year is “My dream for Aotearoa New Zealand”.

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy will open the Forum. Her focus will be on increasing social cohesion and reducing inequalities – two key goals of UNESCO’s work internationally.

The forum will be held at Te Papa, as the main venue, with some sessions at Wharewaka and the Museum of Wellington City & Sea.

From 10.30am until 12 noon, the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO will host the panel: “Religious Diversity: focus on Media”. This will be convened by the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious Studies and Understanding, Professor Paul Morris from Victoria University.

The National Commission for UNESCO also actively supports the Youth Forum being held ahead of the Diversity Forum. At this, young people will contribute their views and ideas on the theme, which they will then present at the Diversity Forum.

”Engaging with youth and ensuring that their voices are heard is a key focus for us,” says Elizabeth Rose, Secretary General of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO.

The annual New Zealand Diversity Awards: Celebrating Best Practice, Innovation and Respecting Diversity will be presented to 10 organisations chosen from the 250+ organisations who participate in the National Commission for UNESCO’s New Zealand Diversity Action Programme network. The presentation ceremony will start at 6pm preceded by a networking event at 4.30pm.

More details on other parts of the programme are available on the Human Rights Commission website.

Registration can be completed online, phoning 0800 496 877 or by emailing jillm@hrc.co.nz.

New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO
“Action for peace and social justice through education, the natural, social and human sciences, culture, communications and information.”

Appointed and funded by the New Zealand Government, the National Commission represents UNESCO and works to promote UNESCO’s vision, goals and programmes within New Zealand and the Pacific.

www.unesco.org.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Why We’re Not Getting An Inquiry Into The White Island Disaster

The Ardern government has made an art form out of reviews and inquiries- when to hold them, when to fold them, and when to shelve the findings, virtually untouched. Among other things, the WorkSafe criminal proceedings into the Whakaari /White Island disaster look like the outcome of a conscious political strategy. The government is choosing this route instead holding a proper inquiry, because it can conveniently narrow the focus only to (a) the events prior to the eruption and (b) solely to possible violations of our labour laws... More>>

 

UN SDG: A Greener, Cleaner, Brighter Future

'The world has a high fever and is burning up. Climate disruption is daily news – from devastating wildfires to record floods. The damage to people and the environment is immense and growing.' - UN Secretary-General António Guterres ... More>>

ALSO:

Carbon Neutral Policy: Gov Declares Climate Emergency

The Government has launched a major new initiative to combat climate change that will require the public sector to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. More>>

ALSO:

Pill Testing: Govt Moves On Drug Checking To Keep Young New Zealanders Safer This Summer

The Government will pass time limited legislation to give legal certainty to drug checking services, so they can carry out their work to keep New Zealanders safer this summer at festivals without fear of prosecution, Health Minister Andrew Little ... More>>

ALSO:

Tax: Government Fulfils Election Undertaking On New Top Tax Rate

The Government will today keep its election promise to put in place a new top tax rate of 39 per cent on income earned over $180,000. More>>

ALSO:

Media: Stuff Holds Itself Accountable For Wrongs To Māori

Stuff has today published the results of an investigation into itself, and issued a public apology, for the way the media organisation has portrayed Māori, the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, from its first editions to now. Tā Mātou Pono | More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels