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2016 World Oceans Day Celebrated with South Australian Students

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Adelaide, 8 June 2016. While the wind whipped the surf up only a short distance away, UNIC Canberra celebrated World Oceans Day 2016 at two primary schools in Adelaide. At both the Kilkenny and Fulham North primary schools, the young students were quick to put up their hands and engage in a discussion about keeping the oceans free of litter and enjoyed watching a short UNEP video about marine litter.

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Speaking to the children, the UNIC Director, told them of one of the ocean garage patches which was one and half times the size of the state they lived in, South Australia and how marine litter impacts marine animals and plants. When asked who had participated in a beach clean-up it was inspiring to see hundreds of hands up. The idea of using less plastic and trying not to use plastic bags were also voiced by many of children as was the importance of discarding litter properly. They also recognised the importance of reusing plastic and were amazed when the UNIC Director showed them the plastic water bottle he had taken around the world with him.

UN70 Seminar Series: climate change and post-2015 development agenda series

SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impactsThe Seminar Series aims to increase awareness and understanding in Australia of climate change issues, as well as the UN process leading to the Paris Conference and of the activities the UN system is undertaking in the region to address climate change and sustainable development. At the same time, it is hoped that the Series will inform people as to what they can do to take action. Continue reading

Australian Launch of International Year of Quinoa

Children at Killkenny Primary School cooking QuinoaOn 28th of June, Director of UNIC Canberra officially launched the United Nations International Year of Quinoa in Australia at a reception at Government House Adelaide hosted by His Excellency the Governor of South Australia, Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR. In attendance were HE Mr Raul Gangotena, Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador, members of Adelaide’s Continue reading