Posts tagged #New Zealand

Katharine Woolrych: Human Rights Advocacy in New Zealand and the Potential of UPR Pre-Sessions

In January 2019, New Zealand’s compliance with international human rights treaties and norms will once again come under scrutiny at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR).  Ahead of this five-yearly review by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva, in October the New Zealand Human Rights Commission facilitated the first-ever in-country pre-sessions held in three locations around NZ.

Florence Reynolds: Australian presents John Key a Fossil

Today was the first day of COP21. We left our hostel at 6:30am and caught the train to Le Bourget in the dark. Apologies at this stage for the brief and possibly bland blog – I am already seriously suffering from the effects of a COP sleep schedule. 

Once inside the venue, I somehow managed to get separated from my delegation by walking into a restricted area with heads of State, and then spent an hour trying to find my way around the massive conference centre using the few and far between, unoriented maps. Finally I arrived at the 8am meeting room for the Spokescouncil of YOUNGO (the youth constituency of the UNFCCC).

Posted on December 1, 2015 and filed under UN Climate Talks 2015.

Institute Recognised with 2015 Ministry of Youth Development Youth Champion Award

The Institute is thrilled and honoured to have received a Ministry of Youth Development Youth Champion Award.

The award "is awarded to an individual or an organisation who has made a significant contribution to young people in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, the environment or sport".  

Posted on May 26, 2015 and filed under Institute Updates.