Welcome to the December edition of UNAA News!
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Today is Human Rights Day!
(10 December 2019)

'We celebrate the role of young people in bringing human rights to life... On this international day, I call on everyone to support and protect young people who are standing up for human rights.' - António Guterres, UN Secretary-General
Human Rights Day commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which proclaims the inherent rights of all people. This year's theme is 'Youth Standing Up for Human Rights'. We support young people calling for action on climate change and believe young people should be at the centre of and have a voice in all policy discussions. 
World Engineers Convention Wrap
(20-22 November 2019)

In November, the UNAA attended the World Engineers Convention in Melbourne. It was great to see so many organisations working toward achieving the SDGs. Following the Convention, we have been in discussion with several organisations about #PartnershipfortheGoals and look forward to working together in the future. 

The 2020 Sustainable Partnerships Forum will be held on 14-16 April 2020 at the MCG in Melbourne. For details and partnership information, please visit our Forum website

Program Outline
  • Plenary statements by senior Australian and UN officials outlining goals for a sustainable UN-Australia partnership
  • Showcasing of Australian SDG initiatives and programs working towards achieving the SDGs
  • Partnership workshops across SDG themes such as Sustainable Cities and Communities, Future of Work, Climate, Health and Gender Equality
Interested in partnering with us? View our Partnership Prospectus here.
For enquiries and to join our Forum mailing list, email
Visit our Forum Website here!
UNDP Asia Pacific: Australia Week
(9-14 December 2019)

Australia Week focuses on Australia's commitment as a partner in the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) mission to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, build resilience and achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Australia’s significant investments in UNDP’s work in the Asia Pacific region illustrate the strong alignment between the UNDP’s work and Australia’s priorities for the region. To learn more about Australia's impact and support of the UNDP, click here.
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA): Sustainable Development Goals Roundtable

Recently 20 library leaders gathered at ALIA House in Canberra to discuss stretch targets for the sector as part of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This was the next step in libraries’ commitment to the SDGs in Australia and Asia-Pacific. ALIA has produced a draft stretch targets and is seeking feedback through this surveyRead more on ALIA and the SDGs here.
Happy holidays from the UNAA!
The UNAA would like to thank all our members, volunteers, partners and sponsors for your support this year. We wish you a restful and enjoyable break and look forward to working together to inform, inspire and engage Australians on the UN and Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Nations Association of Australia is the peak body working to increase awareness of and engagement on the United Nations in Australia. This includes promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the importance of the rules-based international order through events and programs across Australia on key issues affecting Australia and Australians. 
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