Category: UN News

Treaty of Versailles: News from the Royal Australian Mint

Given the significance of the Treaty of Versailles to the formation of the United Nations, the Royal Australian Mint presents two coins commemorating this significant moment in Australian history. The Treaty of Versailles established the conditions of peace ending World War I, but Australia’s role as a signatory and full member of the League of Nations […]

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 […]

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 […]

UN Chronicle – 2030 Agenda (Vol. LV No. 2 2018)

    This issue focuses on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, which commits United Nations Member States to work towards a sustainable future for all. The articles, by Senior Officials of the United Nations system, examine the Organization’s lead role in advancing the 2030 Agenda, […]