16 August 2023 SDGs A Venezuelan woman has been talking about how she made a perilous journey across the Caribbean Sea to the tourist island of Curaçao and how she is now forced to live a secretive existence due to her illegal status. Genesis, not her real name, is one of more than seven million […]
9 August 2023 Human Rights As the world celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on Wednesday, the theme of “Indigenous youth as agents of change for self-determination” is taking centre stage at the United Nations. As many young Indigenous People are engaging in climate action, human rights and cultural conservation, the message from UN Secretary-General […]
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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]