The UNAA launched it’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on 13 October 2019 in Adelaide.
Reconciliation and the rights of Indigenous Peoples is central to the work of the United Nations and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is fundamental to the work of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA).
We recognise we are at the start of our Reconciliation journey and through this Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, we commit to doing more to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. As an organisation and a country, we have a long way to go, but the UNAA are committed to working together with communities to assist in some of the most challenging issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
We believe in the power of strong role models in creating and supporting pathways into education and employment and believe we have a significant role to play in working to increase the representation and voice or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the United Nations.
We understand achieving our ambitious reconciliation agenda starts with supporting more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our organisation through attendees of events, members, staff and Board members. This work will not be easy, but we are committed to working toward supporting a reconciled Australia by taking actionable steps which:
Thank you to all who contributed to the development of this RAP. In particular, we thank UNAA Goodwill Ambassador Tanya Hosch for her support in developing this RAP and artist Gavin Wanganeen for the fantastic work used for the theme throughout.
We look forward to working with you toward reconciliation and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. To find out more or partner with us, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.