United Nations

Megan Davis

Professor Megan Davis, the first Aboriginal person from Australia elected to a United Nations (UN) body, reflects on 10 years of service and the persistent fight for Indigenous rights.

Professor Megan Davis

Professor Megan Davis, UNSW Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law and Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous, is the new Chair of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People.

Man looking worried and wearing a mask at the airport

It could be argued Australia's travel caps are an arbitrary restriction on Australians’ right to come home. But the UN's Human Rights Committee is not a quick fix.

A truck transports coal from an open cut mine in Queensland

The Paris Agreement desperately needs to be updated. Currently the big exporters take no responsibility for the emissions created when those fossil fuels are burned overseas.

The elderly in Southeast Asia are at greater risk of poverty amidst major shifts in labour markets, technology and deficient social protection policies. Photo: Shutterstock

CEPAR researchers are working with the World Bank and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning to create a powerful social policy tool to improve the economic welfare of millions of people.

UNSW PhD student Giselle Newton is also a donor-conceived person.

A group of donor-conceived and surrogate-born people have spoken out at the UN in a renewed push to improve the rights of access to biological information.

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.

Australia child

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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