Month: September 2017

Federal Senator Singh highlights humanitarian situation in Yemen to Australian Parliament

  Senator Lisa Singh’s speech on the current humanitarian situation in Yemen and the issue of the reduced financial assistance of the Australian government to overseas development assistance.   On the 11 September 2017, Senator Lisa Singh presented a speech to the Australian Senate, promoting awareness to the current humanitarian crisis in Yemen as well […]

LGBTQI Rights – At Home and Abroad

    While the debate is currently raging in Australia regarding same-sex marriage, the United Nations continues to fight against atrocities committed against LGBTQI people around the world. The most notable of which is the continued abuse, torture and murder of homosexual people in the Russian republic of Chechnya. For months, reports have been showing […]

How the UN is working to help over 836 million people still living in extreme poverty

    ‘Ending poverty in all its forms’, one of the UN’s key Sustainable Development Goals is an ambitious task. We’ve broken down some key stats on how this can be achieved and what you can do to help! What’s the goal? By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people […]

2017 Future Policy Awards: Combating Desertification

    The World Future Council in partnership with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) recently announced the winners of the 2017 Future Policy Award, celebrating the world’s best land restoration policies. Australia’s Indigenous Protected Areas and Rangers Programme received a Bronze Award. Each year, the World Future Council identifies one topic on […]