Category: Global Justice

Official Statement by Secretary-General on UNRWA

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday appointed an independent panel to conduct an assessment of the UN agency that assists Palestine refugees, UNRWA, following accusations that several staff were involved in the 7 October attacks against Israel. Full news article can be found here Statment by Antonio Guterres The Secretary-General, in consultation with UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini, […]

Gaza: UN agencies make plea for international action to end hospital attacks

© UNFPA/Bisan Ouda A newborn is delivered at the Al Shifa hospital in Gaza. 12 November 2023Peace and Security UN agencies issued an urgent call for international action on Sunday to end the ongoing attacks on hospitals, as Israeli forces battle Palestinian militants in the heart of the Gaza Strip. The regional directors of the UN sexual […]

This week the 78th Session of the General Assembly in New York began

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Minister for Foreign Affairs, attends the opening the High- level General Debate of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly. The Minister was joined by Assistant Minister McAllister, DFAT Secretary Jan Adams, Ambassador James Larsen, Mr Rob Mitchell MP Member for McEwen, Mr Andrew Wallace MP Member for Fisher […]

Holocaust remembrance: beware ‘siren songs of hate’ – UN chief

Holocaust remembrance: beware ‘siren songs of hate’ – UN chief Unsplash/Jean Carlo Emer | A memorial at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. 27 January 2023 | Human Rights At a UN ceremony to mark the Holocaust on Friday, Secretary-General António Guterres warned that antisemitism, hate speech, and misinformation are ever-present, 90 years on […]

Ukraine: Competing drafts on humanitarian assistance debated at General Assembly

© UN Photo/Mark GartenSergiy Kyslytsya (at podium), Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, addresses the UN General Assembly Emergency Special Session on Ukraine.    23 March 2022Humanitarian Aid The UN General Assembly met on Wednesday for its second emergency session on the Ukraine crisis since Russia invaded the country on 24 February, with two similar but […]

General Assembly resolution demands end to Russian offensive in Ukraine

UN Photo/Evan SchneiderGeneral Assembly Holds Emergency Special Session on Ukraine    2 March 2022Peace and Security The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution on Wednesday demanding that Russia immediately end its military operations in Ukraine.  Known informally as the world’s “town hall”, the Assembly is where all 193 UN Member States have a voice. A total […]