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  1. 30 October 2020 - Design

    Without sustainable cities, global development goals will fail

    Australian cities are applying the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, using local action to drive global sustainability, show University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 22 October 2020 - Public Affairs

    Celebrating 75 years: The UN’s past and future

    It’s 75 years since the United Nations was formed in 1945; a University of Melbourne expert says one of its major achievements is to have survived for so long.

  3. 7 October 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Coercion in mental health care: Finding a new way

    University of Melbourne researchers have identified practices from around the world that aim to reduce coercion in mental health care settings, for a UN report.

  4. 20 August 2018 - Public Affairs

    The Kofi Annan I knew

    Professor John Langmore from the University of Melbourne, who worked with Kofi Annan at the UN in New York for five years, reflects on an inspiring leader.

  5. 16 April 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Does it matter that strikes against Syria violate international law?

    The air strikes in Syria by the US, UK and France violate the UN Charter and international law; a University of Melbourne expert looks at what's at stake.

  6. 20 March 2018 - Legal Affairs

    No country, no rights, no hope

    Millions of people worldwide are stateless, leaving them vulnerable to human rights abuses. The issue needs more attention, say University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 19 October 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Australia’s place at the human rights table

    Australia could play an important role on the UN's Human Rights Council; but a University of Melbourne expert says it needs to focus human rights at home first

  8. 21 September 2017 - Humanities

    Trump and the Rocket Man’s ‘North Korea First’ policy

    A University of Melbourne expert says Donald Trump re-iterating "America First" will cause conflict as Kim Jong-un puts "North Korea First" in response.

  9. 18 August 2017 - Legal Affairs

    Restoring voice to people with cognitive disability

    People with cognitive disability are frequently denied the right to decision-making, but this needs to change, says a University of Melbourne legal expert.

  10. 19 June 2017 - Humanities

    Learning from the past: Working with WWII refugees

    The University of Melbourne looks at the experience of one Australian woman working with refugees in Germany after WWII, and how it informs us now.