Global citizens have a strong understanding of who they are within their local and global communities and actively work to create a peaceful, fair, socially just and sustainable planet.
Being a member of the global community
More than ever before, our backyard is shaped by global events, challenges, goals and decision making. As members of the global community, our actions and decisions in Aotearoa New Zealand also have the potential to shape decisions, responses and actions throughout the world.
In this clip, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks about what it means to be a member of the global community and how young people in Aotearoa New Zealand can play an active role in this community.
Reimagining the future
The interconnections and interdependence between our local and global communities challenges us to consider who we are in the world, what kind of world we want to live in and what kind of legacy we want to leave. As members of the global community, young people have hopes and aspirations for their future.
In this clip, rangatahi from Ngā Taiātea Wharekura share their aspirations for the future they hope to see.
What does it mean to be a global citizen?
Global citizens are members of their local and global communities. They have a strong understanding of who they are within the world and are curious about the world around them. They take responsibility for creating a more sustainable, equitable and socially just world.
In this clip, Libby Giles, Senior Strategist for Global Citizenship at St Cuthbert’s College in Auckland, talks about global citizenship.
Global citizens are interested in building authentic connections with people, places and the environment. They actively work to strengthen their intercultural awareness and their understanding of cultures other than their own, and they embrace a deep respect and value for diversity. Global citizens think critically, work collaboratively and respond creatively to the challenges that face our world today.