Tag Archives: New Zealand

World Humanitarian Summit Regional Consultation for the Pacific, Auckland, New Zealand

World Humanitarian Summit pictureThe WHS regional Consultation for the Pacific was held in Auckland, New Zealand, from 30 June to 2 July 2015. It was hosted by the Government of New Zealand and co-chaired by the Governments of Australia and New Zealand along with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). In the spirit of the summit’s multi-stakeholder approach, the meeting brought together more than 140 participants from Continue reading

UN Young Professionals Programme 2015 open for nationals of countries including New Zealand, Samoa, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

In 2015 the United Nations is looking for highly qualified candidates in the fields of Administration, Finance, Statistics, Public Information, Public Information, Social Affairs, and Legal Affairs who are ready to launch a professional career as an international civil servant. The young professionals programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. Continue reading

People-centered development goals discussed in Pacific dialogue

UNFPA meeting in Pacific, Solomon Islands representative The Pacific Dialogue on the Post-2015 Development Agenda was organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Pacific Sub-Regional Office, with technical expertise from the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 Secretariat in New York (USA). The three-day dialogue is attended by representatives of Continue reading

UN Committee against Torture to review New Zealand, Congo, Romania, Luxembourg, Spain, Serbia, Colombia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The above are among the 157 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. As States parties, they are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee on how they are implementing the Convention and the Committee’s previous recommendations. Continue reading

Secretary-General Shown New Zealand’s Renewable Energy Efforts

Secretary-General Visits Huka Falls, New ZealandSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife travelled to New Zealand, where they were shown examples of the country’s renewable and sustainable energy efforts.

Geothermal energy is converted to electricity in New Zealand and is also used to heat green houses. Continue reading

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers lecture at the University of Auckland

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the vital contributions of New Zealand to the work of the United Nations, from peacekeeping and disarmament to gender equality and human rights, as he addressed students and faculty at the University of Auckland on the 3rd of September. Continue reading

Media briefings on Small Island Developing States and Climate Change

briefingUNIC Canberra held media briefings in Australia and New Zealand to inform journalists and other interested parties about two upcoming UN conferences. The Third International UN Conference on Small Island Developing States SIDS) is being held in Samoa from the 28 August – 4 September and the UN Climate Summit in New York on the 23 September.

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UN News Feature: Should international refugee law accommodate climate change?

Can the United Nations help to protect people seeking safety abroad if their homes and jobs are destroyed by prolonged drought, rising sea levels or other climate change-related phenomena in the same way as if they were displaced by war or human rights abuses? The short answer, today anyway, is no.

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