Month: July 2017

Talks Between North and South Korea Fail to Get Off the Ground

  UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the news last week that leaders from South Korea had extended an invitation to North Korea to talk out differences as a means of reducing the ongoing simmering tension between the two states. On Monday, July 17, South Korean officials proposed the first round of talks with North Korea […]

The Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial will be a Highlight of the 70th Anniversary of Australian Peacekeeping

  On the 14th September 2017, the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial will be officially opened on its site on Anzac Parade, Canberra in a combined dedication and commemorative service at which the Principal Guest will be His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. This service will […]

India’s positive view to meeting SDGs

    India plays a pivotal role in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the chief UN development officer based in New Delhi. In an interview with UN News, Yuri Afansiev, the UN Resident Coordinator, and the UNDP’s Resident Representative stated that India is essential to meeting the SDGs set for 2030. According […]

70 years of Australian Peacekeeping

  President Kennedy said: Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” I’m sure peace and the breaking down of barriers were very much in the minds of the 51 member states that made up the original membership of The United Nations, which […]

UNDP 2017 Equator Prize Winners Announced

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently announced the winners of the Equator Prize 2017, recognising innovative solutions for tackling poverty, climate and environment challenges from 15 local and indigenous communities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The winning organisations will be honoured at a celebratory gala in New York in September 2017. […]