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GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Briefing on Turkish G20 Presidency Priorities

Australia’s 2014 G20 Presidency: Key Outcomes - Statement by H.E. Gillian Bird Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations at the Briefing on Turkish G20 Presidency Priorities by Ambassador Ayşe Sinirlioğlu, G20 Sherpa of Turkey 23 April 2015   Mr President, Excellencies, distinguished representatives, At the outset, let me congratulate Turkey on a strong start to your Presidency of the G20 and thank you Ambassador Sinirlioğlu’s for your informative briefing on the Turkish Presidency’s priorities for the G20 in 2015. Read more


Secretary-General's Briefing on the World Humanitarian Summit

Statement by H.E. Gillian Bird, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations Monday 20 April   Let me begin by adding my deepest condolenses to the victims of the tragic events to which the Secretary General referred to his in his important opening remarks. Read more


Open Debate: Sexual Violence in Conflict

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Statement by H.E. Gillian Bird, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations 15 April 2015   Thank you, Madam President, for convening this debate. Read more


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