Tag Archives: Melbourne

Proposed “Homeless Ban” in Australia cause for concern – UN Expert

Amendments to a local law in Melbourne, Australia, targeting homeless people living on the streets have triggered serious international human rights concern.

The proposed measures include a ban on camping in Melbourne and the potential for penalties to be imposed on anyone who leaves items unattended in public. The city council is due to vote on the proposed changes on 17 March. If passed, the law would legitimize discriminatory stereotypes of an already marginalized population. More

 

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

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust in Melbourne

L1020183In commemoration of the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, 200 people gathered in historic St Kilda Town Hall, Melbourne to mark the United Nations International Day. Continue reading

World Oceans Day celebration at the Melbourne Aquarium

r. Denise Hardesty admiring the creativity of Emerald Primary School students marine debris artwork

On June 6 UNIC Canberra marked World Oceans Day at the Melbourne Aquarium  with an event highlighting the success of a citizen science project to identify the impact of marine debris. Organized by Earthwatch Australia and the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) the event Continue reading