Welcome to the November edition of UNAA News!
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UN Alumni Network Launch
(23 October 2019)

The UNAA was pleased to launch its inaugural UN Alumni Network on 23 October 2019 at Parliament House. The UNAA, in partnership with DFAT, launched the UN Alumni Network as a platform for Australians who are currently serving or have formerly served with the United Nations. The network is the first of its kind and will connect members to events, job opportunities and other Australians within the UN system. For enquiries, please email 

The Friends of UN Parliamentary Group was also re-launched on the same evening. This group is a selection of federal Australian Parliamentarians who have an interest in the UN's work, goals, values and engagement with Australia. It is driven to raise awareness of the important roles the UN, UN agencies and UN members play. The Friends of UN Parliamentary Group is co-chaired by Sharon Claydon MP and Andrew Laming MP. For enquiries, please email

Thank you to our keynote speaker, John Quinn, and Nhan Do for photographing on the night.

The 2020 Sustainable Partnerships Forum will be held on 14-16 April 2020 at the MCG in Melbourne. For event details and partnership information, please visit our Forum website. The UNAA is also pleased to welcome Monash University as an official Forum partner!

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
  • Partnership workshops across SDG themes like 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!
World Engineers Convention Australia 
(20-22 November 2019)

Engineers Australia and the World Federation of Engineering Organisations will host the World Engineers Convention (WEC) 2019 in Melbourne next week. Known as the 'Olympics of Engineering', this international convention is held every four years and will attract 1300+ global participants from over 70 countries. In alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this year's theme is 'Engineering a Sustainable World: The Next 100 Years' and will focus on sustainable engineering solutions. The UNAA will be in attendance - please visit our booth for a chat! Register now or read more about this event here.
CSIRO wins 'GEO Sustainable Development Goals Award for Innovation' for solving UN land degradation challenge
(7 November 2019)

Work led by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, to develop robust land degradation mapping methods adopted by the United Nations has been recognised by the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The CSIRO received the inaugural 2019 GEO Sustainable Development Goals Award for Innovation during GEO Week 2019 in Canberra, a global meeting of more than 1100 delegates from government, business, non-profit and research agencies. Read the full media release here.

ICPD's 25th Anniversary
(12-14 November 2019)

'The Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved until women, girls and young people are able to control their bodies and their lives, and live free of violence.' 
- Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General

Nairobi hosted a three-day summit marking 25 years since the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) where 179 governments adopted a Programme of Action empowering women's rights and promoting gender equality. ICPD25 is a high-level conference aimed at mobilising the global political will and financial commitments to fully implement the ICPD Programme of Action and realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Read about the Nairobi Summit or follow the Summit news live.
The United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA)  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. 

To progress this work, the UNAA is looking to expand our growing group of corporate and philanthropic partners. Find out more about our partnerships or contact us today at
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