In 2014, The United Nations was the guest of honour at the 50th Cowra Festival of Understanding. In keeping with tradition, UNIC Canberra visited Cowra to officially hand over the ceremonial baton to this year’s guest of honour, the Republic of Korea. In his remarks at the hand-over, UNIC Director, Christopher Woodthorpe, spoke of the […]
UNIC Canberra joined the regional New South Wales town of Cowra in commending twelve high school students for their community spirit and volunteerism as youth ambassadors for the Cowra Festival of International Understanding at an evening reception on the 9th of March.
The ringing of Australia’s World Peace Bell marked the official opening of the Cowra Festival of International Understanding on the 8th of March in rural New South Wales.
A convoy of trucks, jeeps, bicycles, tractors, boats and a dove paraded through the streets of Cowra, in regional NSW for the Cowra Festival of International Understanding Carnival on the 15th of March.
On the 9th of March, the country town of Cowra celebrated International Women’s Day by learning about the experiences of refugee women around the world and rural women in the South Pacific.
On the 9th of March, in the regional New South Wales town of Cowra, surrounded by vineyards, sheep, wheat, beetroot, asparagus and lettuce farms, UNIC Canberra launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming.
As part of the Cowra Festival of International Understanding, of which the UN was the featured guest, an interpretive board was unveiled at the Cowra War Cemeteries on the 9th of March in remembrance of the Japanese-Australians who died during World War Two during their internment at the Cowra Camp.
On the 19th of February nine young people from Cowra, a country town in regional NSW, traveled interstate to visit UNIC Canberra to learn about the work of the United Nations and how they can get their community involved.
Under clear spring skies United Nations Day was celebrated, on the 23rd at Albert Hall in Canberra. Building on the message of “community” UNIC Canberra, supported by the Australian Capital Territory Government, designed the event as a celebration focusing on partnerships and youth.