We're excited to announce we have a vacancy for a new trustee! We're looking for a passionate and motivated person to come on board (literally), support us and champion what we do. To keep the age balance required by our trust deed, we're after a wonderful individual who's preferably under 30 years of age.
Find more details about this role here.
Earlier this year, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women conference in New York thanks to AYLI.
Since then, my eyes have been opened to how we can still engage with the United Nations and international community from afar. Just this week, I prepared an oral statement which (despite technical difficulties) was read to the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) at its 70th session in Geneva.
“During the painfully long and exhausting eighteen-hour flight back to Auckland, I had plenty of time to reflect on the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Manama, Bahrain.”
This broken wheel that is World Heritage needs to be remade.
“The Heritage List is not a beauty contest.” - Australian delegation. Haha yeah right!
If the decisions to inscribe are not impartial, and are in fact influenced by political pressures, then whose heritage are we prioritising and celebrating? And, perhaps more importantly, who is being excluded?
A behind-the-scenes look at a full day of the World Heritage Committee session.
Our tour guide, Mohammed points to the door, “once you enter, you exit the materialistic world and enter the spiritual world.”