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Information for people in need of assistance

To be eligible for this program a person must: live in Victoria, and be unable to access Commonwealth income support (such as JobKeeper or JobSeeker) or the Victorian International Student Emergency Relief Fund, and have zero or very limited income, savings or community support be a temporary or provisional visa holder, or an undocumented migrant. […]

UN Annual Report released

The Annual Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization 2020 is now available in a new electronic version featuring data, infographics, maps and imagery to highlight progress over the past year. The Annual Report highlights the UN’s work to drive the SDGs Decade of Action, climate action, gender equality, human rights, peace and […]

Guterres urges more countries to step up and fund global COVID-19 vaccine effort

University of Oxford/John Cairns Samples are tested by scientists at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute as the development of a vaccine against the coronavirus continues.    The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday called for all nations to provide further urgently needed funds – the equivalent of the total spent on cigarettes worldwide every two weeks – on behalf […]

Quiet corridors but a full programme at virtual UNGA75: five things you need to know

UN Photo/Manuel Elias A cleaning crew member operates a mopping vehicle inside the General Assembly Hall.   The 75th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session, begins on 15 September and this year, due to the ongoing global pandemic, it will be unlike any other in the organization’s three quarters of a century of existence.  This month, there […]

UNAA joins call to PM to use the SDGs as roadwork to recovery

UNAA has joined with a group of Australian businesses, industry groups, universities and civil society organisations to call on the Federal Government to use the UN SDGs framework to guide policies designed to drive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Co-ordinated by the Global Compact Network Australia, a letter sent to PM Scott Morrison today says […]

SDGs – roadmap to build back better, greener and fairer

From 7 – 16 July, the UN will use this year’s virtual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to discuss how the SDGs can help the world build back better. The COVID-19 crisis is taking a grim toll on human lives across the globe. Although the complete impact is yet to be fully comprehended, […]