In the lead up to the Climate Action Summit on 23 September 2019, to raise ambition and increase climate action, UNIC Canberra in partnership with Australian National University (ANU) Climate Change Institute (CCI) and the Pacific Missions in Canberra organised a public lecture called “UN Climate Action Summit 2019: A Pacific Youth Talanoa for greater ambition on climate change”, on 2 September 2019 at Kambri Cinema, ANU.
The Vice-Chancellor and the President and Chief Executive Officer of ANU, Prof Brian Schmidt, delivered the welcome remarks and expressed his solidarity with the UN Secretary General and with the Pacific neighbours in their call to governments around the world to increase their ambition on climate change. Prof Schmidt noted that ANU researchers, economists and several interdisciplinary teams were working to explore mechanisms for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere which would not only help tackle climate change, but also create new economic opportunities, support regional communities, improve health outcomes and protect biodiversity.
Nai Jit Lam, UNHCR Deputy Regional Representative delivered the introductory remarks and highlighted that concrete climate action outcomes can be achieved through partnerships and greater political will, together with the intelligence and passion of our youth.
On 21 August 2015, UNIC Canberra took part in the International Organisations Day, a careers event organised annually by the Australian National University. The day consists of keynote speakers, a panel discussion, individual presentations from participating organisations and a careers fair. Continue reading →
On the 9 October, UNIC Canberra spoke to university students at the Australian National University about career opportunities at the United Nations at their International Organisations Day. Continue reading →
The international impact of a towering figure of our time, former South African President, Nelson Mandela, was recognised at a memorial service in the Australian capital.
Former prime ministers, the diplomatic corps, South African and Australian community members paid tribute to the late former South African President at a service in ANU’s Llewellyn Hall. Continue reading →
The Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology is organizing a conference from 3 to 6 October 2013 at the Australian National University, Canberra, with the objective of encouraging the ratification of the UNESCO 2001 Convention for the Protection of Continue reading →
Speaking at a conference in Canberra on Sorcery-related Killings in Melanesian countries, Regional Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Dr Nancy Robinson, addressed the phenomenon of sorcery-related violence in Papua New Guinea in the context of international human rights law. Continue reading →