Month: July 2023

Open Position: Volunteer Secretary for UN Association Victoria Board

The UN Association has a great volunteer role open on the Victoria Board. The Secretary role would suit a well organised person who also has an interest for international relations. The Board meets every fourth Thursday of the month in East Melbourne. Requirments for the position and how to apply are outlined here.

Chinese Language Model UN

Here is the Chinese Consulate-General in Melbourne launching the Chinese language Model UN on Tuesday. The session was a successful day for Chinese language VCE students who showcased their impressive language and diplomacy skills!

UNAA Victoria’s Language Model UNs

Last week, we hosted Model UNs in both German and French! The sessions allowed 300 students learning VCE languages from 30 schools to use their language skills and test their proficiency while learning about international affairs and diplomacy. All three days were a great success with students showcasing impressive French and German, engaging in interesting […]

Halfway there: 5 ways the UN is turbocharging the race to the SDGs

At the halfway point towards realizing the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Member States, innovators, and influencers will gather at UN Headquarters on Monday when the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will be showcasing post-pandemic gains made in the push towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), unveiling its latest progress report. Here are five key […]

New UN policy paper launched to counter and address online hate

Governments and Internet companies are failing to meet challenges of online hate. The UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect launched a new policy paper on Wednesday aimed at countering and addressing hate speech online.  The policy paper, Countering and Addressing Online Hate Speech: A Guide for Policy Makers and Practitioners, was developed […]