International Peacekeepers Day
The UNAAQ invites you to join the International Peacekeepers Day event held in Brisbane the 25 May 2013!
When and where?
10:00am Saturday, 25 May 2013
Adelaide Street, Brisbane
Join us in celebrating the world wide contribution to peace by Australia peacekeepers.
We wish you, your family and friends a prosperous and happy 2013.
2013 is designated by the UN as the International Year of Water Cooperation, as well as the International Year of Quinoa. These special observances are to commemorate, promote and mobilize for action.
2012 Message from Secretary General
“A tumultuous year is coming to a close. 2012 saw tension from Syria to the Africa region of Sahel, from Eastern Congo to the Middle East and through Europe. Turmoil tested us, once again, on our founding obligations to stop conflict and build security and peace.
At the same time, the United Nations helped to lay foundations for progress on the top challenge of the 21st century: sustainable development”
Mr. Ban said “over 2012, the United Nations also took major steps to advance economic and social progress and to build solid foundations for long-term peace”. He cited the adoption by UN Member States in September of a landmark declaration on the rule of law and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) as examples of this.“I believe we are at an inflection point in history. All is changing. The old rules are breaking down. We do not know what new order will emerge. Yet we can be confident: the United Nations will be at the fore.”