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Transparency International New Zealand
27 July 2018
Patron, Lyn Provost

TINZ and UNA NZ sign affiliation agreement

Signing an affiliation Memorandum of Understanding between TINZ and UNA NZ. Standing L-R: Gus van de Roer (TINZ Director) and Luke Qin (TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Affiliations). Seated L-R are: John Morgan (UNA NZ Special Officer for Human Rights – recently retired), Suzanne Snively (TINZ Chair), Peter Nichols (UNA NZ President) and Joy Dunsheath (UNA NZ Immediate Past President).

The United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNA NZ) and Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) have made an agreement to fully affiliate and co-operate with each other. 

UNA NZ president Peter Nichols and TINZ chair Suzanne Snively signed the affiliation agreement at a meeting of TINZ’s Board in Wellington on Monday 23 July 2018.

Both organisations have common interests in promoting ethics in government and business, and advocating for effective integrity systems to maintain trust and confidence in New Zealand. This affiliation relationship can contribute greatly to the success of maintaining high standards of ethics, of being vigilant about the enforcement of anti-corruption measures and of being able to demonstrate how training and leadership can make a difference.

A key opportunity is the facilitation of connections to communicate and network across all of the members of both organisations. This will enhance their capacity to promote knowledge about ways to prevent corruption and build strong integrity systems.

UNA NZ is the people’s movement for the United Nations in New Zealand. UNA NZ promotes the understanding and education about and engagement with it. The UN brings all cultures and peoples together to address global issues such as world peace, poverty, human rights, and justice. UNA NZ is a national community volunteer organisation and a registered charity, made up of regional branches, a youth association, and affiliates across New Zealand. Nationally UNA’s activities include forums with visiting UN notaries and panel discussions with experts around New Zealand.

TINZ’s vision is a world of systems that can be trusted, in which government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. TINZ believes that good governance, robust integrity systems and transparency are the best ways to stop corruption. TINZ believes that a fairer, safer and more sustainable world can be achieved only with the elimination of corruption.

 


Background information for journalists

  1. Media Contact – TINZ

    Suzanne Snively
    Chair
    Transparency International New Zealand
    suzanne.snively@tinz.org.nz

  2. Media Contact – UNA NZ

    Peter Nichols
    President
    United Nations Association of New Zealand
    president@unanz.org.nz

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