Welcome to Wellington Branch

Wellington Branch is one of the biggest branches in UNANZ. We have a real advantage, being located in the political, and international relations hub of New Zealand, meaning we have access to a whole pool of amazing guest speakers. If you're in the Wellington area, and are missing out on our amazing branch activities, click here for membership details!



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Upcoming and Recent Events

Wellington News and Reports

Contact Wellington Branch


Upcoming & Recent Events


Please contact Peter Cowley for upcoming Branch activities. 

Previous events


5 October International Peace Day celebration in collaboration with Wellington City Council. View the Flyer here

8 June 2017 – New Zealand Nuclear Weapon Free Legislation 30 years on: The Significance of the UN Draft Treaty and to Honour the late Dame Laurie Salas, with guest speaker Professor Ramesh Thakur from the Australian National University. View the programme hereThe Seminar was held at Victoria’s University Council  Chambers and included Secondary School participants in our Speech Award and they impressed the around 100 present. You can read Ramesh's address here

8 March 2017 – Join us to celebrate International Women's Day with a Peace Walk from the Beehive to Civic Square and a Performance in the evening at Te Papa. More details HERE


31 March 2015 – Dr Kennedy Graham MP and Mr Paul Foster Bell MP Hosted a Forum on  

Three Minutes to Midnight - Long Past Time for Nuclear Disarmament

The programme:

Opening: Dr Kennedy Graham MP

Chair; Dr Roderic Alley

Prospects and Opportunities for the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty: What’s New?

Panel: Ambassador Dell Higgie Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

          Assoc. Professor Treasa Dunworth Auckland University

          Lyndon Burford Phd Candidate Auckland University

         Marnie Lloydd, NZ Red Cross


Questions & Discussion


Other proposals:

Panel: Global leaders: Prof Ramesh Thakur APGL  ANU
                                 Hon Phil Goff, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non proliferation and Disarmament
                                 Dr Kate Dewes, UN Disarmament Education

Questions & Discussion:

Wrap-up Comment
: Prof Ramesh Thakur ANU

Organised by United Nations Association Wellington with financial support from Peace and Disarmament Trust.


Photos of the event are available HERE


Wellington UNANZ organised, in association with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and Peace and Disarmament Education Trust, a presentation and lunch on 5 December at Parliament's Banquet Hall.

The presentation entitled "Humanitarian Consequesnces of Nuclear Weapons From Oslo to Mexio and Beyond" was addressed by a distinguished line up of speakers.


Dr Paul Hutchison MP and Maryan Street MP welcomed and introduced the speakers:
- Dr Tillman Ruff, IPPNW Co-Chair "Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons Oslo to Mexico and Beyond"

- Disarmament Ambassador at large, Dell Higgie "New Zealand statement to United Nations First Committee"

- Mexican Ambassador Leonora Rueda "Nayarit 2014 Conference: a step forward for Humanity"

- Tim Wright International Campaign to Abolish Weapons (Australia) "The Humanitarian Inperitave to Ban Nuclear Weapons"

- Edwina Hughes, ICAN (NZ)





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Wellington News and Reports


Please refer to our recent 2017 UNA NZ News publication where you can find our more about the Wellington Branch as well as recent activities.



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Contact Wellington Branch:


Branch President

Clark Ehlers - [email protected]

Secretary: Stephen Rupp - [email protected]



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Wellington Branch Newsletters

 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize (Kb) 
Wellington Newsletter March 2006 pdf3/26/200626.87Download
Wellington Newsletter May 2006 .pdf5/8/200626.90Download
Wellington Newsletters June  .pdf6/28/2006UnknownDownload
Wellington Newsletter September .pdf11/12/2006UnknownDownload
Wellington Newsletter November  11/12/2006UnknownDownload