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December UNity report – UNAA Northern Territory Division

The UNAA Northern Territory (UNAA NT) Board is a small team of volunteers that have managed to celebrate some of the important international UN days and their directly-related SDGs throughout 2018.  UNAA NT accomplished this mostly through partnerships with other local organisations, truly living the ideal of SDG 17.  March 3 – On International Women’s Day, […]

WIPC 2018 – SBS Video recap

Did you attend WIPC 2018 Sydney? 🕊️ Watch now 🎥: WIPC 2018 on Scoop News Report from SBS Australia, featuring UNAA President Michael G Smith and UNAA NSW President, Patricia Jenkings [Thai Audio Version].  

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Marise Payne, National Statement – United Nations General Assembly

National Statement – United Nations General Assembly — Transcript New York, 28 September 2018   Good evening, Mr President We are all proud members of this venerable institution. If this place, and our membership of it, stand for anything, then we stand for an international order based on rules and cooperation. This principle guides our […]

World Inner Peace Celebration in Australia 2018

  Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect at the World Inner Peace Celebration in Australia 2018! 🌏🕊️ This a free event! Come along and celebrate the International Day of Peace, promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and introducing Inner Peace Education and Practice. When: 22 September 2018 Where: International Convention Centre, Darling […]

United Nations Security Council, Briefing on the Situation in Myanmar and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Remarks by Cate Blanchett, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

As delivered. Thank you Mr. President. Distinguished delegates, Mr. Secretary-General, ladies and gentlemen. I am honoured by the opportunity to address the Security Council at this critical juncture. I am not here as an expert. I stand before you only as a witness. As someone who has seen and cannot look away. I went to […]

UN Secretary-General’s remarks to Security Council on Myanmar

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — REMARKS TO SECURITY COUNCIL ON MYANMAR New York, 28 August 2018 I join you today with a heavy heart. The massive refugee emergency that began one year ago in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has become one of the world’s worst humanitarian and human rights crises. Last month, I visited Cox’s Bazar […]

Kofi Annan’s Achievement

Read now: The Project Syndicate article by UNAA Goodwill Ambassador for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Professor Ramesh Thakur: “Great chief executives need a guiding vision for the exercise of authority, and all the more so when that authority is international civil authority. As United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan had such a vision – and the […]