Month: March 2017

UNAA Young Professionals Launch

    On 15 March, the NSW Young Professionals team was delighted to welcome thought-leaders from Sydney’s business, government, and not-for-profit sectors to the launch of their 2017 program of events. The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the keynote address by Ms Edda Hamar, Co-Founder and Director of Undress Runways and one the United […]

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

    This week on March 21, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was observed by the United Nations, governments and organisations across the globe. As societies become increasingly diverse and multicultural, targeting racism and all forms of discrimination is so important for peace and social cohesion. The rights to equality and non-discrimination […]

UNAA argues for rules-based international order in paper

      The United Nations Association of Australia has just released an educational special primer paper for policymakers on the critical role of the UN in the “rules-based international order”. This definitive paper has been co-authored by the Australian Parliamentary Library and UNAA National President, Major General Michael G Smith AO (Ret’d). The paper’s […]

Unprecedented humanitarian crisis as four countries face famine

    The United Nations has called for international action to tackle a critical and unprecedented humanitarian situation, with famine threatening four different countries simultaneously. A day after famine was officially declared by the UN in South Sudan, Secretary-General António Guterres joined other top United Nations officials calling for “strong and urgent” action from the international […]

International Women’s Day

    This week on 8 March International Women’s Day was observed across the globe.  This day celebrates the cultural, social, economic and political achievements of women but also marks a call to action to accelerate gender parity. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum calculated that it may take as long as 170 years […]