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  • 21 October 2014
    The Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Statement by HE Mr Gary Quinlan, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations Tuesday 21 October 2014   Thank you Madam President, and I thank the Secretary-General for his briefing. Read more
  • 20 October 2014
    Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY - First Committee Joint Statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons Delivered by Ambassador John Quinn, Australian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Geneva and Ambassador for Disarmament 20 October 2014   Mr Chairman, I take the floor on behalf of Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, and Spain. Read more
  • 17 October 2014
    Security Council Press Statement: Iraq UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Security Council Press Statement on Mali 17 October 2014 The members of the Security Council condemned the vicious string of suicide, vehicle-borne, and other attacks in Baghdad and surrounding provinces over the past several days, perpetrated by the terrorist organization operating under the name “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL), and which have killed scores of Iraqis, including an elected Member of Parliament from Basrah Province and the Police Chief of Anbar Province. Read more


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