The Federal Friends of the United Nations Parliamentary Group is a selection of Federal MPs and Senators with an interest in the work, goals, and values of the United Nations, and its relationship with Australia.
The group is headed by Co-Convenors Sharon Claydon MP and Andrew Laming MP, working with the UNAA as Secretariat. The group was originally established in the mid-2000s by former UN lawyer Melissa Parke MP, the Federal Member for Fremantle and former UNAA National President Russell Trood whilst he was a sitting Australian Senator, in conjunction with Professor John Langmore then UNAA National President. Melissa Parke was the first chair of the group. Subsequent convenors included Sharman Stone MP and Senator Chris Back.
The Friends of UN Parliamentary Group regularly holds briefings and events at Parliament House in Canberra which UNAA members are invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
To work with the UNAA and the UN Parliamentary Group or to find out more, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org