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Youth Issues

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY – Third Committee Agenda Item 288 - Australian National Statement on Youth Issues Statement by Mr Shea Spierings, Youth Representative of Australia to the United Nations 7 October 2015   Thank you Madam Chair. Read more

United Nations Security Council: UNAMA Debate

Statement by H.E. Gillian Bird Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations 17 September 2015   I would like to join others in thanking Special Representative Haysom and UNODC Executive Director Fedotov for briefing the Council and welcome the contribution of Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative Ambassador Zahir Tanin, and echo others in wishing him well for his future assignment. Read more

United Nations Security Council

MH17 Tribunal: Statement After the Vote     Statement by The Honourable Julie Bishop Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia     AS DELIVERED     Mr President   39 Australians were among the 298 men, women and children whose lives were tragically taken when MH17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine just over 12 months ago. Read more

No impunity for perpetrators of MH17

Article published by the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine   On 17 July 2014 two hundred and ninety-eight passengers and crew were flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 when their plane was shot out of the sky. Read more

Australia Remembers MH17

Statement by the Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia   Today, Australia remembers all those who lost their lives on Flight MH17. Read more

Australia: Making a difference for the small and medium countries of the world