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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 […]

‘Hope Away from Home’: UNHCR launches new global campaign

6 September 2023 Migrants and Refugees The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Wednesday launched a new global campaign to rally support and firm commitments from nations to protect the rights of people fleeing conflict, violence and persecution. Hope Away from Home gets underway at a time of unprecedented, forced displacement. There are a staggering 110 million […]

How girls are moving the goalpost in Iraq

Over two billion people around the world watched the Women’s World Cup Final in August, and tucked away on the left coast of the Tigris River in Mosul, Iraq, a group of teenage girls and their families scoured the internet to find streaming sites to catch the game. The screening was fuzzy, but the vision […]

Indigenous Day celebrates youth shaping a sustainable tomorrow

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 […]

Open Position: Volunteer Secretary for UN Association Victoria Board

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.