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World Autism Awareness Day at Sydney Opera House

World Autism Awareness Day at Sydney Opera HouseUNIC Canberra joined Autism Awareness Australia to mark World Autism Awareness Day at a special evening event at the Sydney Opera House.  Over 200 guests, including Federal and State politicians, corporate executives, leaders of civil society, as well as many parents and friends of children with autism joined together to mark the Day and watch the Sydney Opera House light up blue above them. Continue reading

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Maxine Evers, Associate Dean of Education, UTS Faculty of Law Christopher Woodthorpe, Director, UNIC Canberra Jennifer Burn, Director, Anti-Slavery Australia, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney’To mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, UNIC Canberra organised a film screening of Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess in conjunction with the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney.  The screening was part of a series of events organised on the theme “Women and Slavery” Continue reading

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

Media briefings on Small Island Developing States and Climate Change

briefingUNIC Canberra held media briefings in Australia and New Zealand to inform journalists and other interested parties about two upcoming UN conferences. The Third International UN Conference on Small Island Developing States SIDS) is being held in Samoa from the 28 August – 4 September and the UN Climate Summit in New York on the 23 September.

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Helen Clark: Sydney Ideas Distinguished Speaker Lecture on “Sustaining the rise of the South – where from here, and the role of a renewed, universal global development agenda”

Photo of Helen Clark, head of UNDPHelen Clark, UNDP Administrator
Sydney Ideas Distinguished Speaker Lecture
“Sustaining the rise of the South – where from here, and the role of a renewed, universal global development agenda”
University of Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Continue reading