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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.