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Book: NZ in UN Security Council

A book has just been published on New Zealand's role on the UN Security Council, 2015-16.  Board member, Dr Graham Hassall, is a co-editor, and the Director, Dr  Kennedy Graham, has contributed a chapter.  For details, see

Climate Change – Inter-parliamentary research

The Centre's Director has been appointed by the EU & International IDEA as project writer for the INTER-PARES project for the climate change theme.  The aim is to assist MPs around the world in support of global and national climate policy.  Deadline date for the project is 30 September.

Religions for Peace

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, New Zealand 446 Parnell Road, Auckland, Auckland

On 31 October, the NZ Centre for Global Studies, in association with the Religious Diversity Centre Aotearoa, held its 7th Annual Global Affairs Lecture at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, New Zealand on the subject of: "We the Peoples: Universal Peace, Religion and the United Nations". Keynote speaker was Prof. Azza Karam, Secretary-General of Religions for […]

UN Reform Project

On 10 December the NZCGS - UNANZ Discussion Paper 'Time for Upgrade our Global Institutions: A fresh vision from Aotearoa New Zealand' was completed, and presented in separate briefings to the UN Association of NZ and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT). For further details, including the Discussion Paper, see the website section: […]

No First Use Of Nuclear Weapons: Asia-Pacific Perspectives – Webinar

This is a Zoom Event. Please download Zoom to your device. An invite link will be sent to you or published closer to the event date.

The webinar has finished. Watch the videos of the webinar. The New Zealand Centre for Global Studies is honoured to invite you to our first webinar for 2021 to be held on 22nd May 2021 and entitled No First Use of Nuclear Weapons: Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Speakers include Professor Nobumasa Akiyama, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo; Dr. Marianne […]

NZCGS 8th Annual Global Affairs Lecture

The Centre held its 8th Annual Global Affairs Lecture on 6 December, 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm. The Lecture was given by New Zealand’s Minister of Climate Change, Hon James Shaw, who had just returned from the UN’s COP26 (Glasgow), where he co-chaired a critical working group on transparency.  The title of the Lecture was: “The […]