The vision of the Education Portal for UNA New Zealand is to empower New Zealanders to become better global citizens and seek active participation in the work of the UN in NZ and globally. New Zealanders will become proactive contributors towards a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure world.
To achieve this, the Education Portal for UNA NZ is providing a central place for all New Zealand educators, students and their families to learn about the UN and its various institutions and also engage in many diverse activities which meet the goals of the United Nations Association of NZ (UNA NZ).
This website and the materials and courses on it are curated or created by UNA Canterbury Branch. We encourage sharing for educational purposes.
This project is led by the Canterbury Branch of UNA NZ. Key people are
The United Nations Association of New Zealand – Canterbury Branch
Welcome to the UN Education Portal for New Zealand. This United Nations Association of NZ (UNA NZ) Canterbury Branch project supports the NZ education community to provide high quality learning opportunities about the United Nations and its many institutions.
The UN Education Portal (NZ) aims are:
- To grow awareness of UNA NZ and the UN in promoting peace, justice, human rights and sustainable development.
- To promote knowledge, skills and attitudes about the UN and its member countries.
- To create direct links between the UN and the NZ Curriculum.
- To promote NZers to become Global Citizens who actively work for peace, justice, human rights and sustainable development.
- To enable NZ educators and their students to contribute towards the construction of knowledge, skills and attitudes at the United Nations and its many institutions as it moves forward.over the next ten years.
- To provide a UNA NZ central repository for all education related activities and resources in an accessible, easy to use format.
Please explore the exciting programmes (including our core UNA Course and UNwebquests) we have available to enable you to empower your students to take an active part in making the world a better place.
The United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNA NZ) is the people’s movement for the United Nations in New Zealand. Our goal is to help people better understand the UN and promote engagement with it.
UNA NZ is a national community volunteer organisation, made up of regional branches, a youth association, and affiliates across New Zealand. UNA NZ is also a registered charity, and a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations.