The most recent posts from the UN Youth New Zealand Blog are displayed below!

  • Back in New Zealand and New Beginnings February 7, 2018 by Anna Zam - Wow reflecting back on our month of travel has made us realise how much a group of young people can achieve in such a short amount of time. Not only did we fit in all of our meetings with our incredible organisations and speakers, we also got to explore and understand the cities and the Continue Reading
  • Rome: Do what the Romans do February 6, 2018 by Anna Zam - We arrived late from Geneva and had an exciting ride through the lit-up streets of Rome in the evening. It felt unbelievable that we were about to have our second-to-last day and our final meeting for the Global Development Tour. The early start was worth it though. In anticipation of our arrival, the World Food Continue Reading
  • Geneva: UNOHCHR, Red Cross and the Old Town January 31, 2018 by Anna Zam - After our exciting train ride from Paris into Ville de Gen√®ve, we were all really keen to make the most of our two full days here. We started off early to our meeting with Juan from the UN Office of the High Commission for Human Rights. Juan had an interesting background from Latin America as Continue Reading
  • Paris: Looking at Human Rights, the OECD and a Boulangerie January 30, 2018 by Anna Zam - Our last day in Paris was very intense and packed full of things to do and see before we left for Geneva. We had a brilliant morning meeting with Roger Duncan who works in the OECD but was originally from Wellington. The delegates who had been tested on the PISA tests at school were really Continue Reading
  • Paris: ‘Qui vivra verra’ January 30, 2018 by Anna Zam - Charles Dickens noted that Paris "is the most extraordinary place in the world" and as a delegation, we understood its charm. Our first two days were a wintery weekend in Paris but we were lucky enough to explore the city's many gems. Arriving early to the Louvre to observe the¬†Pyramide designed by I.M. Pei Photo Continue Reading
  • Berlin: The Reichstag, ‘Refugee Crisis’ and Ready-set-go! January 28, 2018 by Anna Zam - This morning we received an informative tour of the German Bundestag (Parliament) including the terrace and dome of the Reichstag Building. There were interesting art installations which reminded the members of Parliament of its precarious past and interesting architectural features such as concrete silos for tree roots in the underground tunnel connecting the different section Continue Reading
  • Berlin: From Sachenhausen to Share the Meal January 28, 2018 by Anna Zam - We only had three full days in Berlin and sadly, Germany marked the halfway point of our tour. Despite the intensity and fast-paced nature of each of our days, somehow we still seem to be having a lot of fun (and hence time flies)! Our first day started with a sombre historical excursion to Sachsenhausen Continue Reading
  • Copenhagen: Carbon-Neutral City #Goals January 27, 2018 by Anna Zam - Today we had an early morning stroll over to meet with Copenhagen City Council. They kindly met with us again despite limiting their meetings with delegations to other city councils since last year's Global Development Tour. We were able to see the grandeur of Copenhagen's City Hall before heading to their administration building across the Continue Reading
  • Copenhagen: A tale of two cities January 23, 2018 by Anna Zam - Given our first full day in Copenhagen was a Sunday, we spent the day on a walking tour of iconic parts of the city including the Little Mermaid, King's New Square, Rosenborg Castle and Christianborg. The delegates enjoyed walking around the Church of Our Saviour because you could see the old Danish heritage nestled amongst Continue Reading
  • London: Our Last Day January 21, 2018 by Anna Zam - Making the most of our last day in London, we went firstly to the British Museum which houses famous artefacts such as the Rosetta Stone. There was even an exhibit on New Zealand in the 'Living' section. After the British Museum, we headed towards the New Zealand House to meet with Lauren, on a posting Continue Reading