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2019 Conference on Disarmament

Australian Statement to the Conference on Disarmament, 29 January 2019

2018 Meeting of High Contracting Parties to Protocol V (19 November), Amended Protocol II (20 November) and the Certain Conventional Weapons Convention (CCW) (21-23 November)

Australian statement to Twelfth Conference of High Contracting Parties to Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War to the CCW, 19 November 2018: General Exchange of Views -

Australian statement to Twentieth Annual Conference of the High Contracting Parties to Amended Protocol II to the CCW, 20 November 2018: General Exchange of Views -

Australian Statement to CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties, 21 November 2018: General Exchange of Views - 

Australian Statement to CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties, 21 November 2018: Consideration of the Report of the Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems.

Australian Statement to CCW Meeting of the High Contracting Parties, 22 November 2018: Financial Issues Related to the Convention and its Annexed Protocols

Australian Statement to CCW Meeting of High Contracting Parties, 22 November 2018: Protocol III on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Incendiary Weapons

Australian Statement to CCW Meeting of the High Contracting Parties, 23 November 2018: Mines Other Than Anti-Personnel Mines


17th Meeting of States Parties to the Ottawa Convention, 26-30 November 2018


Australian Statement to Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention 17th Meeting of States Parties: General Exchange of Views, 26 November 2018

Australian Statement to Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention 17th Meeting of States Parties: Victim Assistance, 27 November 2018

Australian Statement to Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention 17th Meeting of States Parties: Cooperation and Assistance, 29 November 2018

Australian Statement to Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention 17th Meeting of States Parties: Statement of Sponsorship Coordinator, 30 November 2018

2018 Meeting of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention

Statement of Australia to the 2018 Meeting of the States Parties to the Biological Weapons Convention, 4 December 2018

2018 Mine Ban Convention Intersessionals and Pledging Conference

Statement of Australia as Sponsorship Coordinator to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, Intersessional Meetings, 7-8 June 2018

Statement of Australia on International Cooperation and Assistance to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, Intersessional Meetings, 7-8 June 2018

Statement of Sponsorship Coordinator (Australia) to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Third Pledging Conference, 27 February 2018

Statement of Australia to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention Third Pledging Conference, 27 February 2018

2018 Conference on Disarmament

Statement to the Conference on Disarmament by Australia, Canada and Turkey, 29 May 2018

Statement by Australia’s Permanent Representative and Ambassador for Disarmament, Ms Sally Mansfield to the Conference on Disarmament, 15 May 2018

Statement by Australia to the Conference on Disarmament on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018

Australia’s statement to the Opening Plenary of the Conference on Disarmament 2018 Session

2018 Second Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the NPT

Australia’s statement to the final session of the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Geneva, 23 April-4 May 2018

Australian Statement for Cluster III (Strengthening the NPT Review Process) to the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Geneva, 23 April-4 May 2018

Australian Statement for Cluster II (Non-Proliferation) to the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Geneva, 23 April-4 May 2018

Australian Statement for Cluster III (Peaceful uses of nuclear energy) to the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Geneva, 23 April-4 May 2018

Statement to the General Debate delivered by Australia on behalf of the Vienna Group of Ten to the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Geneva, 23 April-4 May 2018

Statement for General Debate on the Progressive Approach delivered by Australia on behalf of a group of countries to the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Geneva, 23 April-4 May 2018

Australia’s Statement for Cluster I (Disarmament) to the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Geneva, 23 April-4 May 2018

Australia’s statement to the General Debate of the Second Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), Geneva, 23 April-4 May 2018

2018 Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Systems

Australian Statement – General Exchange of Views to the LAWS GGE, April 2018

Human Rights Council - 37th Session

National Statement to the High Level Segment United Nations Human Rights Council by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia

Human Rights Council - 34th Session

Statement at High level Segment at the thirty-fourth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council delivered by Minister for international development and the  Pacific, Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

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Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons - Meetings of High Contracting Parties 

 

Statement under Mines other than Anti-Personnel Mines (MOTAPM) by Ms Namdi Payne on 14 November 2014

Statement under General Exchange of Views by Ambassador John Quinn, 13 November 2014

Statement under Improvised Explosive Devices, Amended Protocol II by Brigadier John Shanahan, 12 November 2014

Statement under General Exchange of Views, Protocol V by Ms Namdi Payne, 10 November 2014
 

 

20th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group

Statement on Bosnia and Herzegovina by Ms Emily Hill, 5 November 2014

Statement on Egypt by Ms Tanya Bennett, 5 November 2014

Statement on Slovenia by Mr Darren Peterson, 4 November 2014

Statement on Iraq by Ms Tanya Bennett, 3 November 2014

Statement on Madagascar by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 3 November 2014

Statement on Iran by Ms Tanya Bennett, 31 October 2014

Statement on Angola by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 30 October 2014

Statement on Kazakhstan by Ms Emily Hill, 30 October 2014

Statement on San Marino by Ms Heather Ng, 29 October 2014

Statement on Fiji by Ms Tanya Bennett, 29 October 2014

Statement on Bolivia by Ms Emily Hill, 28 October 2014

Statement on Gambia by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 28 October 2014

Statement on El Salvador by Ms Emily Hill, 27 October 2014

Statement on Italy by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 27 October 2014
 

Human Rights Council - 27th Session

Statement after action on resolutions and decisions by Ms Emily Hill, 26 September 2014

Statement introducing Australia\'s resolution on National Human Rights Institutions by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 25 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Central African Republic by Ms Ruth Stone, 25 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Somalia by Ms Ruth Stone, 25 September 2014

Statement in the panel discussion on South Sudan by Mr Darren Peterson, 24 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Cambodia by Ms Emily Hill, 24 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Sudan by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 24 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on Ukraine by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 23 September 2014

Statement in the panel discussion on accelerating global efforts to end violence against children, 23 September 2014 (not delivered due to time constraints) 

Statement in the Item 8 General Debate by Ms Emily Hill, 22 September 2014

Statement in the panel discussion on the role of prevention in the promotion and protection of human rights by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 18 September 2014

Joint statement in the panel discussion on the role of prevention in the promotion and protection of human rights by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 18 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People by Ms Ruth Stone, 17 September 2014

Statement in the half-day discussion on the rights of Indigenous peoples by Ms Ruth Stone, 17 September 2014

Statement in the Item 4 General Debate by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 16 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 16 September 2014

Statement in the annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 15 September 2014

Joint statement on indigenous and kinship family systems in the panel discussion on protection of the family and its members by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 15 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances by Ms Emily Hill, 12 September 2014

Statement in the panel discussion on the right to privacy by Ms Ruth Stone, 12 September 2014

Statement in the clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence and Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, its causes and consequences by Ms Heather Ng, 10 September 2014

Statement in the clustered interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons and the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, its causes and consequences by Ms Emily Hill, 9 September 2014

Statement in the general debate following the update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 8 September 2014
 

Human Rights Council Special Session on human rights violations by ISIL in Iraq

Statement by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d\'Affaires, 1 September 2014
 

Human Rights Council Special Session on ensuring respect for international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

Statement by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 23 July 2014
 

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women - 58th Session

Statement during the discussion on Girls’ and Women’s Right to Education by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 7 July 2014

 

Human Rights Council - 26th Session

Statement during General Comments after action by Ms Ruth Stone, 27 June 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Côte d’Ivoire by Ms Louise Abbott, 25 June 2014

Statement in the Panel Discussion on technical cooperation and capacity-building by Ms Ruth Stone, 25 June 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Central African Republic by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 24 June 2014

Statement in the Panel Discussion on preventing and eliminating child, early and forced marriage, 23 June 2014 (not delivered due to time constraints)

Statement in the Item 4 General Debate by Ms Ruth Stone, 18 June 2014 by Ms Ruth Stone, 20 June 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 18 June 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Belarus by Ms Ruth Stone, 18 June 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Eritrea by Ms Ruth Stone, 18 June 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 18 June 2014

Statement in the Annual Discussion on Women’s Rights: women, human rights and the sustainable development agenda by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 17 June 2014

Statement in the Annual Discussion on Women’s Rights: the impact of gender stereotypes on the recognition and enjoyment of women’s human rights by Ms Ruth Stone, 17 June 2014

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on discrimination against women and Special Rapporteur on right to education by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 16 June 2014

Statement in the High-level Panel discussion on Female Genital Mutilation, 16 June 2014 by Ms Emily Hill, 11 June 2014

Statement in the Clustered Interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers and the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants by Mr Jake Marusich, 13 June 2014

Statement in the Clustered Interactive dialogue with International Expert on the International Solidarity and the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially in Women and Girls by Ms Hela Jaffar, 13 June 2014

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions and Special Rapporteur on internally displaced persons by Ms Caitlin McCaffrie, 12 June 2014

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences and the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 12 June 2014

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to health and the Working Group on business and human rights by Ms Emily Hill, 11 June 2014

Statement in the Panel Discussion on the Safety of Journalists, 11 June 2014 (not delivered due to time constraints)

Statement in the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Right to Freedom of Expression and the Special Rapporteur on Peaceful Assembly and Association by Ms Emily Hill, 10 June 2014

Statement in the general debate following the update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 10 June 2014

 

CCW Informal Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems (LAWS)

Statement during the General Debate by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 13 May 2014
 

 

19th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group

Statement on Nicaragua by Ms Hela Jaffar, 7 May 2014

Statement on Qatar by Ms Emily Hill, 7 May 2014

Statement on Ethiopia by Ms Emily Hill, 6 May 2014

Statement on Equatorial Guinea by Mr Jake Marusich, 5 May 2014

Statement on Costa Rica by Ms Caitlin McCaffrie, 5 May 2014

Statement on Brunei Darussalam by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d\'Affaires, 2 May 2014

Statement on DPRK by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d\'Affaires, 1 May 2014

Statement on Dominica by Mr Kevin Playford, 1 May 2014

Statement on Bhutan by Mr Kevin Playford, 30 April 2014

Statement on Portugal by Mr Kevin Playford, 30 April 2014

Statement on Cote d\'Ivoire by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 29 April 2014

Statement on Democratic Republic of Congo by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 29 April 2014

Statement on Albania by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 28 April 2014

Statement on Norway by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 28 April 2014

 

Mine Ban Convention (MBC) - Intersessions and Second Preparatory Meeting

Statement on Proposed post-Third Review Conference Machinery and Meetings by Ms Namdi Payne, 10 April 2014

Statement on Maputo Action Plan by Ms Namdi Payne, 10 April 2014

Statement on Compliance by Ms Namdi Payne, 9 April 2014

 

Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) - Intersessionals

Statement on the working group on victim assistance by Mr Hitesh Chugh, 9 April 2014

Statement on General Status and Operation - Implementation Support Unit by Ms Namdi Payne, 8 April 2014

 

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) - Intersessionals

Statement on Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War - Cooperation and Assistance by Ms Anne Giles, 3 April 2014

 

Human Rights Council - 25th Session

Statement in the general comments after action on resolutions and decisions by Ms Emily Hill, 28 March 2014

Statement in the Item 4 General Debate by Ms Emily Hill, 27 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the Central African Republic by Ms Emily Hill, 26 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Mali by Ms Emily Hill, 26 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Haiti by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 25 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Côte d’Ivoire by Ms Emily Hill, 25 March 2014

Statement in the high level dialogue on sexal violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 25 March 2014

Statement in the annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 19 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Minority Issues by Ms Emily Hill, 19 March 2014

Statement in the Item 4 General Debate by Ms Ruth Stone, 18 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the Syria by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 18 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Myanmar by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 17 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Iran by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 17 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on the DPRK by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 17 March 2014

Statement in the Item 3 General Debate by Ms Emily Hill, 14 March 2014

Statement in the annual full day discussion on the rights of the child by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 13 March 2014

Statement in the clustered interactive dialogue with the SRSG on Violence against Children and SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict by Ms Laura McIlhenny, 12 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography by Ms Louisa Ole, 12 March 2014

Statement in the clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism by Mr Tom Farnan Campitelli, 12 March 2014

Statement in the panel on the Promotion & Protection of Civil Society Space (undelivered due to time restrictions), 11 March 2014

Statement in the clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Torture and the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 10 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the SASG on the Prevention of Genocide by Ms Emily Hill, 7 March 2014

Statement in the high-level panel discussion on the 65th anniversary of the Genocide Convention by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 7 March 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 6 March 2014

Statement in the high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty by Ms Emily Hill, 5 March 2014

Statement in the high-level dialogue with relevant United Nations entities on the promotion of preventive approaches within the United Nations system by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 4 March 2014

Statement in the half-day high-level panel on human rights mainstreaming under the theme of protection and promotion of the human rights of migrants by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 4 March 2014

 

Conference on Disarmament

Final Statement by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 19 August 2014

Statement by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, 26 March 2014

Statement by Mr Ian McConville, 11 March 2014

 

18th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group

Statement on Vietnam by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 5 February 2014

Statement on Dominican Republic by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 5 February 2014

Statement on Cyprus by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 4 February 2014

Statement on Eritrea by Ms Ruth Stone, 3 February 2014

Statement on Slovakia by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 3 February 2014

Statement on Comoros by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 31 January 2014

Statement on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia by Ms Emily Hill, 20 January 2014

Statement on Vanuatu by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 30 January 2014

Statement on Yemen by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 29 January 2014

Statement on Uruguay by Ms Emily Hill, 29 January 2014

Statement on Cambodia by Ms Ruth Stone, 28 January 2014

Statement on Chile by Ms Emily Hill, 28 January 2014

Statement on Afghanistan by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 27 January 2014

Statement on New Zealand by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 27 January 2014

 

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos 

Address to the World