Tag: Australia

UN women’s rights experts issue findings on Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine, and Turkmenistan

  GENEVA (22 June 2018) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published its findings on the countries it examined during its session from 2 to 20 July in Geneva: Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine, and Turkmenistan. The findings cover how the respective State […]

UN women’s rights committee to review Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine and Turkmenistan

    UN women’s rights committee to review Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine and Turkmenistan   GENEVA (June 29, 2018) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva fromJuly 2-20 to review women’s rights in the following countries: Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, […]

UNHCR Statement

  By UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra  |  22 May 2018   UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is profoundly saddened by the death of a Rohingya refugee on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, today. The tragic loss of yet another vulnerable person under Australian ‘offshore processing’ again underscores the need for proper care and immediate solutions. “With the […]

Federal Senator Singh highlights humanitarian situation in Yemen to Australian Parliament

  Senator Lisa Singh’s speech on the current humanitarian situation in Yemen and the issue of the reduced financial assistance of the Australian government to overseas development assistance.   On the 11 September 2017, Senator Lisa Singh presented a speech to the Australian Senate, promoting awareness to the current humanitarian crisis in Yemen as well […]

The Dedication of the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial will be a Highlight of the 70th Anniversary of Australian Peacekeeping

  On the 14th September 2017, the Australian Peacekeeping Memorial will be officially opened on its site on Anzac Parade, Canberra in a combined dedication and commemorative service at which the Principal Guest will be His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. This service will […]

UN statement on Australia’s “disturbing”, “alarming” and “deeply troubled” Indigenous policies

    A UN Special Rapporteur has shone a bright light on Australia’s Indigenous practices and reached some dark conclusions.  Ms. Tauli-Corpuz’s end of mission statement detailed her findings that included numerous criticisms but also some praise in the way Australia manages its Indigenous population. The Special Rapporteur said it was a priority of her […]

“All Australians have a role to play in ending racism and xenophobia,” says UN expert, Mutuma Ruteere on a recent visit to Australia.

    “If they do not speak out they lend legitimacy to them. It’s very easy for darkness to drive out the light. It’s very easy for the bad to demean the good. It’s much harder to clear out the political space once it’s infected by racists,”.  The United Nations’ special rapporteur on racism, Mutuma […]