December 2014

Young Leaders Programme - Class of 2014

Video url: 

Young Leaders programme graduation 2014

Young Leaders programme graduation 2014
The Office of Ethnic Affairs Young Leaders programme for 2014 has ended on a high note with three graduation events held in Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland. The Auckland event served as a combined graduation for Auckland and Hamilton based participants.
Image of National Winner and Hamilton Regional Winner
Check it out ...

Young Leaders programme graduation 2014

The Office of Ethnic Affairs Young Leaders programme for 2014 has ended on a high note with three graduation events held in Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland. The Auckland event served as a combined graduation for Auckland and Hamilton based participants.

Winning projects from the Young Leaders Programme 2014

Image of Youth Leaders watching a video from Berlinda Chin

As part of the project management module of the Office of Ethnic Affairs Young Leaders Programme 2014, participants developed and delivered a suite of social justice themed projects. Led by expert trainer Ron Eckman, participants were taken through the principles of project management and then worked together in small groups to apply what they had learned over 12 weeks to implement these projects.

We want to hear your views on New Zealand’s Fifth Periodic Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Ministry of Social Development Logo

New Zealand ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Children (UNCROC) on 6 April 1993. As a State Party to UNCROC, New Zealand must regularly report on our progress under UNCROC. Our next report, the Fifth Periodic Report, is due with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child on 5 May 2015.

Language Line holiday message

Video url: 

Trailblazers going global

Image From left to right: Vivien Verheijen, Berlinda Chin and Huong Nguyen

As a government agency, the Office of Ethnic Affairs is committed to promoting the benefits of ethnic diversity in New Zealand and supporting the valuable role that women play in society. Over the past few years we have worked towards building capacity for ethnic women leaders around New Zealand. And we have now published an article on ethnic women entrepreneurs in an international forum – the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

November - White Ribbon Day

The month of November sees us acknowledging events such as Thanksgiving Day, Halloween and White Ribbon Day.

UNESCO is seeking expressions of interest

Image of the UNESCO Logo

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO is seeking expressions of interest for  projects to be funded under  its second contestable funding round for the 2014/15 financial year.

Minister's Update - November 2014

Image of Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

New Zealand is one of the most ethnically diverse nations in the OECD and is becoming even more so.  According to the latest census one quarter of people who call New Zealand home were born overseas.  300 ethnic groups were recorded in the last census.