The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Australia’s role in peacekeeping

 

Australia’s High Commissioner, HE Mr Graeme Wilson, answers a question at the ISS seminar on 27 September

Australia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, HE Mr Graeme Wilson, addressed a seminar convened by the Institute for Security Studies on Friday 27 September in Pretoria. The theme of the seminar was ‘Peacekeeping in Africa and the Pacific: perspectives on the role of the UN Security Council and Small Arms’.

The High Commissioner was joined by co-speakers Andre Roux (Senior Researcher, Training for Peace program, ISS Pretoria) and Nelson Alusala (UN Group of Experts on the DRC).

High Commissioner Wilson’s presentation highlighted Australia’s UN Security Council objectives for its 2013-14 term and the outcomes of its month as UNSC President during September, including the adoption of the first ever Security Council resolution on small arms and light weapons.

The Australian-led initiative on small arms was praised by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as a measure to help address ‘a growing and disturbing source of arms for pirates, rebels, and warlords’.

In his presentation, Nelson Alusala noted the importance of progress on small arms and light weapons treaties for Africa given the widespread use of such weapons in regional conflicts. Nelson Alusala and Andre Roux discussed current peacekeeping issues in Africa, with a focus on the situation in the DRC.

The discussion complemented the points made by the Australian High Commissioner about lessons learned from Australia’s role in peacekeeping in the Asia-Pacific.

The seminar was attended by representatives from the diplomatic, government and NGO community and a lively discussion followed the presentations from the three speakers.

Australian High Commission, South Africa

 

 


 
Thursday, 28 May 2015
_________________________________________________

Feb-Mar 2015 Edition

 
_________________________________________________

Translater

Weekly Digital Newsletter


Chai Emporium
 

Freedom Day celebrated in Tokyo, Japan From left to right: 1st prize winner Karin Hiramatsu, Ambassador Mohau Pheko, 3rd prize winner Kyoko Ishiguro, Ms Nosicelo Mbele, Minister Plenipotentiary,... <|> UAE launches “International Corner” at Morula Library Pictured at the handover of the new books are (from left front) Ms. Thuli Nduli, from Morula Casino and Hotel, Mr. Andries Magagula an... <|> Former US President Clinton visits Clinton Foundation Projects in Kenya    (R ) Former US President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton attend an event with over 5,000 secondary school scholars... <|> China opens dedicated Mission to the African Union African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Mr Zhang Ming at the unveiling the plaque for... <|> South Africa and Saudi Arabia talk trade 7 May 2015 Pretoria - Saudi Arabia continues to enjoy a trade surplus of R72.6 billion against South Africa, says Department of Trade and Industry (dti)... <|> Poland Constitution Day H.E. Ms Anna Raduchowska-Brochwicz, Ambassador of Poland in South Africa, is pictured addressing guests at the celebration of Poland’s Constitution Day. Pictured with... <|> Jan Hus in the Czech history and his legacy today Pictured (l-r) Ambassador Radu Gabriel Safta of Romania, Prof Buitendag, Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Ambassador Blanka  Fajkusová of... <|> Namibian President pays courtesy call on President Zuma President Jacob Zuma and President Hage Geingob 6 May 2015 H.E President Hage Geingob of the Republic of Namibia is on a working visit to... <|> South Africa and Mauritania to establish investment committee Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies together with the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Minister of Commerce Industry and... <|> Turkish business in South Africa  Pictured (l-r) Dr Rusen Yildirim Chairman, DEIK/Health Tourism Business Council and Chief Executive Officer of Izmir Kent Hospital, Ambassador Kaan Esener,... <|>
copyright 2013 the kianja project cc
best viewed in IE 10 or Mozilla Firefox V23.0.1