UNA New Zealand Human Rights Day Seminar: The Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable Tourism and Human Rights

8 December 12:30pm - 4:10pm
Rutherford House, Lecture Theatre 2, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington

UNA New Zealand invite you to attend a free seminar to mark UN Human Rights Day 2017.


Tourism's now a major contributor to the economy of both Aotearoa New Zealand & the entire world. But - are tourism's impacts on the environment sustainable? How are remote & ecologically sensitive areas affected by tourism? Are the human rights of people in those areas - and those working in the tourism sector itself - being fully respected? 


Introductory remarks by UNA New Zealand VP Peter Nichols will be followed by brief opening remarks from Iona Pannett, Chair of Wellington City Council Sustainability Committee. Following this, Marjan Van Den Belt (Asst Vice-Chancellor Sustainability of VUW), Valentina Dinica (Senior Lecturer VUW School of Government), Loren Rutherford (Master international development studies student, Massey University) and Eliza Raymond, Director of Good Travel will be our speaker on the day.


For more information regarding this event, and to register, click here.


UNA New Zealand are also organising a purely informal get-together on Friday 8th December evening, 5.30 pm at the Regal Restaurant 7-9 Courtenay Place, for those who want to chat about the issues raised at the seminar earlier in the day. Absolutely no formal speakers. If you wish to participate, please contact John Morgan at 022 012 0896, email humanrights@unanz.org.nz, or just appear at the Regal Restaurant as above.