(Canberra, 20 October 2015) – On 24 October, more than 150 iconic monuments, buildings, museums, bridges and other landmarks in more than 45 countries around the world will be lit up blue – the official colour of the United Nations, as part of a global campaign to commemorate UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Continue reading
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Francois Crépeau, today announced the postponement of his planned official visit to Australia due to the lack of full cooperation from the Government regarding protection concerns and access to detention centres. Continue reading
Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to see you.
This year’s session of the General Assembly opens at a time of turmoil and hope.
Turmoil — because conflicts have deepened in so many places, and civilians are paying the price. Continue reading