Executive Committee Member


Joy Dunsheath JP is a past National President of UNA NZ. Her working career has been in education as a teacher of English literature and as a cultural and arts Director. Her interests are: human rights, justice, education, and gender equality. She is a Justice of the Peace.

Joy’s interests have led her to be active at national and international levels within several organisations including: UN Women, where she was a member of the National Committee for 9 years; Graduate Women NZ where she is Past-President of the Wellington Branch; United Nations Association of NZ (UNA NZ) where she has held various national leadership roles; Graduate Women International (GWI); former member of the Hegg Hoffet Fund (Geneva) for assistance to refugee women; Council Member of the Justices of the Peace Association; and a Past-President of the Friends of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. She is involved with the New Zealand Government Ministry for Women International Caucus. Joy led a Young Shakespeare Company (SGCNZ YSC) UK tour and she promotes debating and public speaking for New Zealanders. Joy has made a significant contribution in the promotion of the United Nations throughout her long and active association with UNA NZ. Achieving the Agenda 2030 is her goal for a future of peace and prosperity. She is fully committed to dedicating herself to work for WFUNA.