May 8, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control – Maori reps needed!

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The Minister of Disarmament and Arms Control, Hon Georgina te Heuheu, is calling for nominees to be members of the Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control (PACDAC).

PACDAC was established as a charitable trust in May 1988 out of the monet received from France in recognition of the events surrounding the destruction of the Rainbow Warrior. The objective of the Trust is to advance education and thereby promote international peace, arms control and disarmament. The Trust makes two types of grants – one off grants and Peace and Disarmament Education Trust scholarships.

As of 22 August there is a need to appoint 8 members to the committee.

Committee members need to have considerable experience and knowledge in the area of peace and disarmament. Experience in public policy; non-governmental advocacy or education would provide a useful background. All appointees will need to accept accountability for grant making from public funds. Experience in governance and funding distribution is also desirable.

The Committee normally meets three times a year in May, July and November. Meetings are held in Wellington.

Any nominations for appointment should be accompanied with a full and up-to-date curriculum vitae, containing:

  • residentail address and contact details;
  • current phone number;
  • date of birth;
  • ethnicity;
  • current or most recent employment;
  • any government board appointments
  • any private and / or voluntary sector baord appointmnets held
  • qualifications
  • significant work history
  • community involvement.

If you are interested in putting forward a nomination, please send your CV to Helen Leahy by Tuesday 20 July.

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