Sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda were the focus of a presentation made by the UNIC Canberra Director to members of the NZ Institute of International Affairs and the UN Association of NZ at Auckland University.
As many in the audience were not very familiar with the SDGs, the lecture focused on an introduction to the Agenda, but then moved on to review how it was being implemented, with particular reference to developments in the Pacific region.
Students of the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) met with UNIC Canberra Director Christopher Woodthorpe to discuss the SDGs.
The students were enrolled in a range of diverse studies at the university, such as marine biology research, linking science and traditional knowledge for communities to promote conservation efforts, and advocacy for diversity and social justice in communities.
The International Day of Families fell on the first day of National Families Week in Australia, which was launched at Parliament House by Assistant Minister for Children and Families the Hon. Dr David Gillespie MP, Ms Prue Warrilow, Chair, Families Australia, and Mr Christopher Woodthorpe, Director, United Nations Information Centre.
Growth in the world economy is surpassing expectations and global GDP is now expected to expand by more than three per cent this year and in 2019, reflecting strong growth in developed countries and broadly favourable investment conditions, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) More
Vaccination campaign launched to protect every child and adolescent in Fiji against meningococcal disease
SUVA, 14 May 2018 – Soon every child and adolescent in Fiji will have the chance to be protected against meningococcal C after a recent outbreak of the disease, with the Government of Fiji’s vaccination campaign set to launch on 14 May, supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
This country-wide mass vaccination campaign aims to vaccinate up to 325,000 children and adolescents against meningococcal C disease – the age group most at risk of getting the disease.
With concern growing that the divide between rich and poor is continuing to widen – especially in the Asia-Pacific region – top United Nations officials are calling for greater emphasis on growth that leads to fairer societies and a healthier planet. More.
Evolving and increasingly deadly threats, together with deepening humanitarian crises mean that United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world need more support for ‘blue helmets’ on the ground, Force Commanders told the Security Council on Wednesday. More.
This weekend the people of Timor-Leste go to the polls to cast their vote for the Eighth Constitutional Government in the 12 May parliamentary election. Over 784,000 people across the country’s 13 municipalities are eligible to vote and will be able to choose from a total of eight political parties and coalitions. More