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Welcome to the Queensland Division of the United Nations Association of Australia.

We work to inform, inspire and engage our community in supporting the values and Sustainable Development Goals of the UN to create a safer, fairer and more sustainable world.

We also strive to act locally to promote the work of the UN to maintain and strengthen global peace and security, provide humanitarian relief, and promote human rights, environmental sustainability and economic development.

Peace and Security Program- October Report

Click on this link to see the PDF version of the Peace and Security Program Oct. Report  

Human rights and mega-sporting events

By Elisabeth Haugland-Austrheim Australia has a strong, however not perfect, record on human rights (Australian Human Rights Commission 2023). The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand […]

National Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals – The Nordic Countries

  The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which was adopted by all UN Member states in 2015, called for urgent action for “people, planet and prosperity” (United Nations General Assembly […]

The Indigenous Voice to Parliament

By Kate Maccarone “An Indigenous Voice to Parliament is consistent with guiding principles of key human rights treaties… [which] include the rights to self-determination. Given the proposals outlined in the […]

World Refugee Day – Secretary General Message

On World Refugee Day, 20 June 2023, the UN Secretary General provided the following message. Written Message

United Nations Habitat 3+5 Declaration (Draft)

The document below is a draft only and subject to future review and change. We the People of SEQ Declaration

Upcoming Events

24 April 2021

Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Saturday 24 April 2021 at 9am. Register here.

20-21 April 2021

UN and Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum

Our major national event of the year, we will bring together governments of all levels, businesses, universities, start-ups, students and community organisations to hear from, and interact with, leading speakers from within the UN and from companies, universities and organisations which partner with the UN. This gathering will encompass all 17 Sustainable Development Goals but be guided by SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals to ensure it is outcome oriented. See more …