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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

Australia’s detention of 46 refugees ‘cruel and degrading’

Villawood Immigration Detention Centre outside Sydney, Australia. Photo: IRINAustralia’s indefinite detention of 46 recognized refugees on security grounds amounted to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, inflicting serious psychological harm on them, a UN Committee has found after examining their cases. The Geneva-based Human Rights Committee said Australia should release the Continue reading

New toolkit supporting conservation by indigenous peoples and local communities launched in Darwin, Australia

Launch of a new toolkit supporting conservation by indigenous peoples and local communitiesOn the occasion of the first World Indigenous Network (WIN) in Darwin, Australia, UNDP, UNEP WCMC, and SGP launched a toolkit designed to assist civil society-led initiatives around the world to voluntarily conserve Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs). Local communities and indigenous peoples make Continue reading