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Global citizenship education ideas exchange

Date: Thursday 20 August 2020, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: Free. RSVP
Contact details: UNESCO.NZ@education.govt.nz

Be inspired, reflect, and learn with the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO as they hold a panel discussion on Global Citizenship Education.

Empowering people

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is holding a free panel discussion on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) at the National Library in Wellington. It will also be livestreamed through UNESCO's Facebook page.

GCED is about empowering people to face and resolve local and global challenges, and to become proactive contributors to a more peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and secure world.

Hear a range of voices

The event will bring together a range of voices who will share their experiences and projects from across Aotearoa New Zealand that have had an impact on their communities; by adopting diverse cultural perspectives and approaches these projects support emotional resilience and wellbeing.

Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister Responsible for Relations with UNESCO, will give an opening address. Speakers will traverse subjects such as arts in dealing with trauma, personal transformation, spirituality, prison education, mental health and innovation; highlighting that GCED takes many forms in a variety of settings and reaches people of all ages.

Questions and answer session

This special event provides an opportunity to be inspired, reflect, learn and share ideas with others. After the presentations there will be a Q&A session, followed by kai and networking.

Please refer to the attached programme for details and RSVP via UNESCO.NZ@education.govt.nz

Global Citizenship Education Ideas Exchange programme (pdf, 650KB)

Panel of people looking at an audience
Global Citizenship Education Panel, 2019