Month: June 2018

Secretary-General, at Opening of Counter-Terrorism Conference, Says Response to Scourge Must Be as Agile, Multifaceted as Threat

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — OPENING REMARKS AT UNITED NATIONS HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE ON COUNTER-TERRORISM New York, 28 June 2018 [as delivered] I am pleased to welcome you all to the first‑ever global High-Level Conference of heads of counter-terrorism agencies of the Member States of the United Nations. Terrorism and violent extremism undermine international peace and security.  They […]

MEDIA RELEASE: UNAA appoints Grace Forrest as Goodwill Ambassador for Anti-Slavery

                MEDIA RELEASE UNAA appoints Grace Forrest as Goodwill Ambassador for Anti-Slavery CANBERRA (29 June 2018) – The United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) today announced the appointment of Grace Forrest as a Goodwill Ambassador. UNAA National President, Major General Michael Smith AO (Ret’d) said “Grace’s appointment will […]

UN women’s rights committee to review Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine and Turkmenistan

    UN women’s rights committee to review Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine and Turkmenistan   GENEVA (June 29, 2018) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva fromJuly 2-20 to review women’s rights in the following countries: Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, […]

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein’s statement to the Human Rights Council on 18 June 2018

    38th session of the Human Rights Council Opening statement and global update of human rights concerns by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein   Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Colleagues and Friends,             As this is my last global update to the Human Rights Council in a regular session […]