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The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Canberra is the formal UN presence in Australia and the principle local source of information about the United Nations system in the South Pacific region.
We are looking for a Public Information Assistant with preferred minimum 6 years experience in communications and public outreach. Continue reading
In an intense year the largest natural disasters in 2013 were heavily concentrated in Asia and the Pacific. The year was marked by 137 natural disasters in the region, compared with 93 separate events in 2012. Continue reading
Schools across the Pacific have been helping kids develop healthy habits that can last a lifetime. World Health Organisation (WHO) supported Health Promoting Schools (HPS) programmes focus on different healthy behaviours including healthy diet. Schools across Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Tonga have focused on promoting healthy diet and increasing access to healthy foods. Continue reading
The United Nations has launched a new initiative to end the recruitment and use of children in Government forces in conflict by 2016, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressing that children should be armed with pens and textbooks, not guns. Continue reading
The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number of forms of trafficking. The Campaign was presented to the tourism sector at the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin. Continue reading
You may know the world’s Small Island Developing States as prized destinations, places of outstanding natural beauty, vibrant culture and music appreciated around the globe. Continue reading
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has created an infographic showing the first 100 days of the humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan, locally know as Yolanda.
Investment in prevention and treatment of drug abuse can lead to significant savings in health-care and crime-related costs, and alleviate the suffering of drug-dependent users and their families, the independent United Nations body tasked with monitoring the production and consumption of narcotics worldwide said in a report. Continue reading
Zero Discrimination Day, celebrated on the 1st of March is an opportunity to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity—no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love. Continue reading