United Nations

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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?

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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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After a successful first year of membership on the UN Security Council, Australia now has greater diplomatic capital to address important global issues that might otherwise escape attention, write Jeremy Farrall and Jeni Whalan. 

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Visiting New York for Leader's Week should be core business for Prime Minister Tony Abbott, write Jeni Whalan and Jeremy Farrall. 

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A senior United Nations official has told a UNSW audience it is “inexcusable” that so much food is wasted in the world “when millions do not have enough to eat”.

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