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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 […]

‘Immediate humanitarian assistance’ mobilized in force, to support Beirut after deadly blast

UN/Pasqual Gorriz – A UNIFIL Force Commander Reserve team assesses the magnitude of an explosion on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 at Beirut Port. Lebanon.   The response to Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut requires global support in order to “surmount the devastating impact” of the crisis facing the Lebanese people, the UN Deputy Special Coordinator for the […]

75 years after the bomb, Hiroshima still chooses ‘reconciliation and hope’

UN Photo/Eluchi Matsumoto – There was widespread destruction in Hiroshima as a result of the nuclear bomb which was dropped on the Japanese city in August 1945.     In a video message delivered to a Peace Memorial Ceremony in Japan on Thursday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which devastated the […]

Independent rights experts call on India to remedy ‘alarming’ situation in Jammu and Kashmir

© John Isaac – Friday prayers in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.  UN-appointed independent human rights experts have called for urgent action in India’s Jammu and Kashmir, amid concerns of ongoing abuses against civilians there. The appeal comes a year after the Indian Parliament revoked the special status of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, which provided partial […]