Australia and the UN
Australia has a demonstrated commitment to the UN spanning more than 65 years. As a founding member, we fought for the inclusion of the economic, social and development provisions of the UN Charter, and for all states – no matter their size – to be treated equally. We stand by these principles today.
Australia is an active participant in UN institutions and the 12th largest contributor to the UN regular and peacekeeping budgets.
We have contributed 65,000 personnel to more than 50 UN and other multilateral peace and security operations worldwide, including in Timor-Leste, Solomon Islands, Lebanon, Sudan, Cyprus, Korea, Somalia, and Rwanda.
Australia is deeply committed to accelerating progress towards achievement of the MDGs and the ongoing discussions on the post-2015 agenda.