COP28 is a global stocktake of climate change
This year’s UN climate change conference (COP28) could disappoint or deliver meaningful actions, say University of Melbourne experts.
A breakthrough for justice and peace
A new UN agenda makes transformational international policy within reach, as well as goals of peace, security and stability, says University of Melbourne expert
We can do more to restore our freshwater ecosystems
University of Melbourne research finds stronger community participation and management of Australia’s waterways are crucial for meeting the UN’s ecosystem goals
Making common cause
Amid worsening conflicts and global challenges, the United Nations 'Our Common Agenda' shows a new multilateral way forward say University of Melbourne experts.
Adjudicating international disputes
International law expert and Laureate Professor Hilary Charlesworth is the first Australian woman elected as a judge of the International Court of Justice.
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.
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.
Principles aren’t enough when human rights meet business
The United Nation’s principles on business and human rights struggling in the face of material interests of those in power University of Melbourne experts warn.
Where are all the missing girls?
A bias for sons in patriarchal societies has skewed birth ratios and 126 million women are missing; University of Melbourne experts explain how we can fix it.
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.