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Torres Strait Islanders take action on ‘catastrophic’ effects of climate change

Luke Michael, Monday, 13th May 2019 -  A group of Torres Strait Islanders is lodging a human rights complaint with the United Nations against the Australian government over alleged inaction on climate change.      

Humanitarian Organisations Warn SDG Recommendations Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 20th February 2019 -  Leading humanitarian organisations say Australia will suffer internationally if Senate recommendations for the Sustainable Development Goals are not taken seriously by the

Australia’s UN Report Card: Making Progress, But Could Do Better

John Thwaites, Thursday, 6th September 2018 -  To achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, we need to overcome the short-term focus that currently dominates our political landscape, writes Monash Sustainable Development

Next-Gen Indigenous Leader Addresses UN Human Rights Council

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  A rising voice of Indigenous leadership has addressed the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva asking it to pressure Australian state and territory governments to raise the age of criminal…

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UN Set To Review Australia’s Record On Women’s Rights – And May Find it Wanting

Contributor, Saturday, 30th June 2018 -  We’re seeing little improvement on women’s rights and a concerning deterioration in some areas, write Maria Nawaz and Anna Cody from Kingsford Legal Centre, UNSW, in this article

UN Slams Australia For Marriage Postal Survey and Refugee Treatment

Luke Michael, Friday, 10th November 2017 -  The United Nations Human Rights Committee has slammed the Australian government for the same-sex marriage postal survey and its treatment of asylum seekers – just weeks after Australia

Aus Co-Op Joins Global Pledge on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 13th July 2016 -  Grain industry giant, the CBH Group, has become the first Australian co-op to sign onto a global campaign, pledging its support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The #CoopsFor2030

Australia World Leader in Human Development

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 15th December 2015 -  Australia is the second best country in the world for human development, according to a report by the United Nations. The latest Human Development Report by the United Nations Development…

Aussie Aid Workers Tribute

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th August 2014 -  Humanitarian aid agencies in Australia are paying tribute to aid workers around the world, including those who have lost their lives helping others, to mark World Humanitarian Day.…

Young Disability Leaders Join UN Conference

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 11th June 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission has sent a delegation of young people with disabilities to the United Nations Conference of States Parties (COSP) in New York. The delegation…

Call for Equality for Students with Disability

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd October 2013 -  Australian students with disabilities are still being denied the rights of an inclusive education enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, according…

Australia Gets a ‘Fail’ on Refugees

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th October 2013 -  Australia has received an ‘F’ in a UN report card over the country’s treatment of refugees. The report launched by the United Nations Association of Australia…
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