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Explainer: UN on the ground amid Israel-Palestine crisis

The United Nations has been working in the Middle East region around the clock to de-escalate the Israeli-Palestinian crisis by engaging key actors and providing emergency assistance to civilians on the ground. As the conflict intensified amid escalating violence, a complete blockade of food, water, and vital services was put in place by Israel as […]

October 10th is World Mental Health Day

Mental health is a basic human right for all people. Good mental health is vital to our overall health and well-being. Yet one in eight people globally are living with mental health conditions, which can impact their physical health, their well-being, how they connect with others, and their livelihoods. Mental health conditions are also affecting […]

UNAA Victoria and UNAA’s Voice to Parliament Position Statements

In June 2023, the UNAA Victoria Board confirmed support for a Voice to Parliament and commitment to the principles outlined in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. UNAA Victoria recognises the unequivocal links with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and seeks to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities, in line […]

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 […]