UNIC Canberra visit to the Cowra Festival of International Understanding

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 […]

Cowra Festival of International Understanding Youth Ambassadors Reception

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.

Launching the International Year of Family Farming in Rural Australia

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.

Unveiling of the Interpretive Board for the Interned of WW2

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.

UN Day in Canberra

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.