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.

Was there slavery in Australia? Yes. It shouldn’t even be up for debate

Thalia Anthony, University of Technology Sydney and Stephen Gray, Monash University. Prime Minister Scott Morrison asserted in a radio interview that “there was no slavery in Australia”. This is a […]

Twinkle Twinkle Little War

THE ROLE OF CHILDREN IN PROLONGING VIOLENT CONFLICT By Mariel Verroya   The Covid-19 lockdown allows us to reflect on the unfortunate realities that are happening in the world. We […]

Covid-19 and Gender-based Violence

The global response to COVID-19 has seen varying degrees of lockdown and enforced isolation laws put in place by governments everywhere. However, while stay-at-home measures are safe for some, others […]

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, […]


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 […]

The articles above are submitted by volunteers with passion for the UN and contributing to meaningful dialogue on significant issues. Each article is curated and reviewed by the UNAA Peace and Security Research Group, however does not represent the official views of the United Nations, or the UNAA. Rather, they are contributions to debates that the Peace and Security Group believe should remain in the forefront of the public’s consciousness.