Month: July 2021

Cornerstone treaty of refugee protection turns 70

It has never been more urgent to recommit to the spirit and fundamental principles of the 1951 Refugee Convention, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday as it marked the 70th anniversary of the key international treaty.  “The Convention continues to protect the rights of refugees across the world,” said Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. […]

Gender equality key to success for Sustainable Development Goals

Janelle Weissman, Executive Director UN Women Australia joined QUT Business School’s Dr Bree Hurst for a conversation that examined Sustainable Development Goal 5 and what achieving it could mean for Australia’s future. During the recent webinar hosted by QUT Business School and UN Women Australia, audience members were able to participate in a live Q&A. Questions ranged from gender […]

Call for ‘dignity, equality, justice and human rights’ rings out on Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day is an opportunity to reflect on the life and legacy of “a legendary global advocate for dignity, equality, justice and human rights”, the UN chief said on Sunday.   “Each year, on this day, Nelson’s Mandela’s birthday, we pay tribute to this extraordinary man who embodied the highest aspirations of the United Nations and […]

If we act now, the global goals are still within reach

COVID-19 is threatening decades of progress to improve people’s lives across the globe. Unless we take immediate action – now. We already have the best plan for a sustainable, people-centered and planet friendly recovery – the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. What is needed now is to turn these goals into reality, for people and planet. […]