United Nations

Rosemary Kayess

Introducing inclusion at an early age helps everyone better understand disability and reduce discrimination, says UNSW's Rosemary Kayess.   

Sustainable Development Goals

Rapid progress for Australia on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is possible and could deliver a fairer, greener, more prosperous nation in 2030 – if managed properly – new UNSW research has found.

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In a recent report, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child was highly critical of the Australian government for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.

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Australia's record on women's rights is poised to come under scrutiny, including its treatment of Indigenous women and girls, sexual harassment and violence against women.

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UNSW’s Rosemary Kayess has been elected to United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

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UNSW academic Gabina Funegra is heading to Geneva for the UN's International Mother Language Day, where she will present her documentary about her quest to save the ancient Quechua language.

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Despite the layers of discrimination faced by refugee women and girls, they are not just passive victims, write Linda Bartolomei and Eileen Pittaway.

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Is it possible for the international community to protect civilians from mass atrocities?

Experts

As the UN climate change talks begin in Paris, UNSW academics working in a range of disciplines are available for comment.

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The world's richest countries – including Australia – have turned their back on moves to rein in amoral 'vulture funds' that prey on nations who cannot pay their international debt, writes Ross Buckley. 

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