Recent conflict in eastern DRC has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, with an estimated 120,000 people now in urgent need of aid, international agency Oxfam said today.
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Australia’s election to the United Nations Security Council is a rare opportunity to play a leading role in addressing the greatest international security challenges of our time, according to a new report by international aid agency Oxfam Australia.
International aid agency Oxfam Australia has welcomed Australia’s election to the United Nations Security Council, saying it will provide an historic opportunity to help improve the lives of people affected by conflict and insecurity.
By this time tomorrow Australia could have a seat at the most powerful table at the United Nations.
International aid agency Oxfam Australia said Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s speech to the UN General Assembly in New York this morning has set out a strong case for Australia’s bid to secure a seat on the UN Security Council.
Oxfam Australia is calling on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to use her speech to the United Nations General Assembly tomorrow (Australian time) to outline her vision for Australia’s role on the UN Security Council.
If elected to the UN Security Council, what should Australia bring to the table of the most powerful body in the UN?
There is still hope for countries to reach agreement on an Arms Trade Treaty, despite governments failing to reach a consensus agreement in New York, Oxfam Australia said today.
With the draft text of the Arms Trade Treaty being negotiated at the United Nations in New York released earlier this week, Australia is being urged not to concede to a compromise agreement that will do little to prevent transfers of arms to human rights abusers and repressive regimes.
In the lead up to yesterday’s Tokyo conference on the future of Afghanistan, Oxfam, which currently works in 18 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, has been raising concerns about whether enough will be done to protect women and girls as international forces withdraw from Afghanistan and political deals are negotiated with armed organisations like the Taliban.