Inspiring student represents Vision Australia at UN

Santiago and his guide dog Lachy

BRITTINY EDWARDS At 23 years of age, Santiago Velasquez has walked the Kokoda trail, cycled 90km for charity, founded a tech company, given a TedxQUT talk, and spoken at the UN, all while not being able to see.   Mr Velasquez was born … [Read more...]

Keeping the peace

SARA WECKERLE Human rights activists from all corners of the Gold Coast attended Soroptimist International’s peace address at Nerang’s Somerville Chapel. The event was held on the 14th of September, ahead of the 2017 United Nations Day of … [Read more...]

UN top five should lose veto powers

SHAY LEDINGHAM AND TESSA FOX Australian Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs believes the United Nations needs to re-evaluate the veto stronghold of its permanent five members, or continue to risk encumbering the success of future Council … [Read more...]

UK Prime Minister addresses press after G20 talks

AMY MITCHELL-WHITTINGTON UK Prime Minister David Cameron said climate change was always going to be on the agenda after G20 talks wrapped up this afternoon. "The core purpose of the G20 is about boosting economy and financial regulation but … [Read more...]

South Sudan pleads for UN, US help

JOSHUA WELLS The South Sudanese Brisbane Assembly rallied through Brisbane today to calling on G20 leaders to act swiftly to end tensions in South Sudan. The protesters demanded the United Nations (UN) sever ties with South Sudan President … [Read more...]

The Hon Michael Kirby: The UN is imperfect but there is no alternative

ANETA ZILVAROVA The world celebrated the International Day of Peace  with this years theme being “Education for Peace”. A peace lecture in Brisbane's St John's Cathedral commemorated those suffering in war-torn areas and the importance of … [Read more...]

The “Great Dissenter” preaches peace in Brisbane

REBECCA SINGH More than one hundred people gathered at Brisbane's St John's Cathedral on Saturday for the United Nations International Day of Peace. The Day of Peace lectures connected the congregation with people from all over the world to … [Read more...]

Syrian samples to reveal the extent of chemical weapons use

JONATHAN NOONE Samples allegedly containing evidence of chemical weapons-use in Syria will be transferred to laboratories today. A spokesperson for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Mr Ban had just spoken with Dr Ake Sellstrom, the … [Read more...]