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UNAA Climate Collaboration Forum 2017


The 2015 UN Paris Climate Agreement requires states to progressively “mobilise stronger and more ambitious action by all stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, cities and subnational authorities, local governments and indigenous peoples”. In response to this call, the United Nations Association of Australia is promoting the development of a national, inclusive climate management […]

In ‘post truth’ era, leaders must defend objective, independent media, UN says on Press Freedom Day


In a “post-truth” world with “fake news” on the rise, and media accountability and credibility falling under question, free, independent and professional journalism has never been more important, the United Nations today said. “We need leaders to defend a free media. This is crucial to counter prevailing misinformation. And we need everyone to stand for […]

‘All indications suggest DPR Korea making progress’ on nuclear programme – UN atomic agency chief

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano (right) addresses the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Photo: UNIS Vienna

The head of the United Nations atomic agency today expressed serious concern about the nuclear program of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), saying all indications suggest that the country is moving ahead with its nuclear efforts. Speaking the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear […]

ICM Policy Paper: The New Primacy of Partnerships Between the UN, Regional Organizations, Civil Society, and the Private Sector

Close-up of two businesspeople shaking hands.

Over the past few years, the world has been confronted with a series of crises that have challenged perceptions of global stability. Whether a moment of high risk or great opportunity, this is without a doubt a moment of growing complexity. More actors, institutions, and networks of interests are engaged in the international sphere than […]

The 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI): The world became less peaceful in the last year, reinforcing the underlying trend of declining peace over the last decade


The 2016 GPI report provides a comprehensive update on the state of peace. It shows that amidst the global deterioration the world continues to spend enormous resources on creating and containing violence but very little on peace. The key to reversing the decline in peace is through building Positive Peace – a holistic framework of […]

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