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Joint Statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY - FIRST COMMITTEE Delivered by John Quinn, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Geneva 21 October 2015   Mr Chairman, I have the honour to take the floor on behalf of Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Estonia, Luxembourg, Spain, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Iceland, Finland, Greece, Belgium, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Japan, Slovenia, Slovakia, Italy, Georgia, Portugal, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea, Ukraine, and my own country, Australia. Read more

Security Council open debate on Working Methods

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Statement by H.E. Gillian Bird, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations 20 October 2015   Mr President, As Article 24 of the Charter makes clear, Security Council members act on behalf of the UN membership as a whole. Read more

Peace Operations

United Nations General Assembly Plenary Statement by Ambassador Gillian Bird, Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations, on behalf of Canada, Australia and New Zealand (CANZ group) 12 October 2015   Mr President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the CANZ group of countries – Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Read more

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

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