February 2012

Nominations service

Delegates at the Women in Public Service Project conference in Washington DC

The Government has an expectation that State sector boards are representative of the diversity and demographic make-up of New Zealand, including ethnicity, gender, age and geographic location.

The Office of Ethnic Communities maintains a database of suitably qualified people from within our mandated ethnic communities, who want to be considered for appointment to State sector boards, committees and advisory groups. (PDF 175 kb).

Play a role in the celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

The Diamond Jubilee emblem

Community groups and other organisations in New Zealand are being encouraged to think up ways of celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee taking place this year.

2012 marks the 60th year since the Queen was crowned and she plays a central role in New Zealand's constitutional arrangements.

Latest update from the Office of Ethnic Affairs

Why Mervin believes it's important that New Zealand attend UN events.

Reporting back from the Alliance of Civilisations forum

Delegates from around the world, including New Zealand, travelled to the Middle Eastern city of Doha, Qatar in mid December, for the United Nation's Alliance of Civilisations forum.

These annual meetings began taking place in 2008. The forum aims to galvanize international action against extremism through the forging of international, intercultural and interreligious dialogue and cooperation.