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2020 Study Tours to the UN Dates Announced

We are pleased to announce the dates of our small group study tours to New York and Geneva in 2020. We will travel to Geneva from 7 – 13 June and to New York from 1-7 November. These tours are restricted to 10 participants and filled on a first come, first served basis. 2020 Tour […]

Monash University to partner on major 2020 Forum

The United Nations Association of Australia is thrilled to announce the creation of a partnership with Monash University to deliver 2020’s major event focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On 15 and 16 April 2020, UNAA and Monash University will bring together UN agencies and Australian business, civil society, academia and government who […]

60,000 young refugees and migrants who arrived in Italy alone lack support

  United Nations agencies on Friday highlighted the dire needs of thousands of unaccompanied and separated children who have arrived in Italy as refugees, lacking the proper support to transition through to adulthood. Between 2014 and 2018, around 60,000 of them arrived in Italy by sea, 90 per cent of whom were between the ages […]

From ‘strength to strength’ UN-African Union security partnership growing, Security Council hears

    The Security Council highlighted the growing partnership on matters of peace and security between the United Nations and African Union (AU) on Wednesday amidst calls to bolster overall effectiveness. “The partnership between the African Union and the United Nations continues to grow from strength to strength”, Hanna Tetteh, Special Representative and Head of […]

Companies ‘failing’ to address offline harm incited by online hate: UN expert

 States and companies are “failing” when it comes to combating online hate, the UN independent rights expert, or Special Rapporteur, on freedom of speech and expression said on Monday, ahead of the launch of a landmark report to reinforce legal standards for internet spaces. Cautioning that hate speech runs the risk of being devalued as a term, David Kaye stressed […]