Queensland

Peace and Security Program

Peace and Security Program

The United Nations Association of Australia, Qld Division is leading a Peace and Security Program aiming to promote UN peacebuilding and peacekeeping initiatives in Australia, the Indo-Pacific and internationally. The Program works with civil society, universities, the business community, and government to raise awareness and engagement through research, seminars, and public events. The program supports the United Nations’ vital role in the attainment of peace and genuine security for the world’s people.

 

WOMEN  PEACE AND SECURITY ACHIEVEMENTS IN COLOMBIA

  Over the past few decades, Colombian women and girls have been disproportionally affected by the ravages of war. This article describes Colombia’s main advances in the area of ​​women, peace and security after the signing of the peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People´s Army (FARC-EP). As the 20th anniversary […]

WEST PAPUA: THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE

By: Mariel Verroya The West Papuan struggle for independence has taken the lives of over 500,000 indigenous West Papuans (Evans, 2019). Forty more casualties were added to this list as of October 2019. However, obtaining accurate information is challenging due to the government restrictions on international journalists access in the region and their intentional slowing […]

Australia and the United Nations in a Changing World Order

INAUGURAL DR DOUG EVERINGHAM LECTURE GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY SOUTHBANK CAMPUS, BRISBANE 27 OCTOBER 2019 Major General Michael G Smith AO (Retd)   Let me start by acknowledging our traditional owners of this land and their leaders past, present and future. Our first Australians have demonstrated remarkable traits of compassion and forgiveness and we have much to […]