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

 

 
  • 20% DISCOUNT
  • 20% DISCOUNT
  • 20% DISCOUNT
Friday, 25 April 2014
  • One Chance
  • Ain't Them Bodies Saints
  • Devil's Knot
_________________________________________________

March 2014 Edition

 

Translater

Weekly Digital Newsletter


TRADE TOURISM & INVESTMENT

 


Free Health Care and Free Education – A Cuban example for South Africa   Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro ‘Mandela and Fidel’ a documentary by acclaimed film producer Estela Bravo was... <|> A Crisis of Leadership – An expert's lecture The University of Pretoria’s  Expert Lecture Series provides a public platform for researchers of the University of Pretoria to engage with a... <|> Mandela remembered in Westminster Abbey Nearly 2 000 people attended a memorial service held on Monday 3 March 2014 in Westminster Abbey in London, to remember and thank the world-renowned... <|> 2nd SA-PH Bilateral Consultative Forum PHILLIPINES HOST 2ND SA-PH BILATERAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM -10 FEB 2014 The 2nd Bilateral Consultative Forum (BCF) between South Africa and the Philippines took... <|> Heads of UN Agencies present Credentials   DEPUTY MINISTER FRANSMAN RECEIVES CREDENTIALS OF HEADS OF UNITED NATIONS AGENCIES   The presentation of credentials of three United Nations... <|> We must make Africa a better place   Seated (l-r) HE Mr Mubarak Salim Ali Al-Zakwani, Sultanate of Oman, HE Mrs E Malejaka Letooane, Kingdom of Lesotho, HE Mr Jacob Zuma, President of South... <|> A good story to tell Once upon a time…. The Kianja Project cc was established in 1997 in South Africa with the launch of the international relations publication Foreign Exchange. It has since... <|> Iraq and South Africa collaborate on Higher Education Bilateral Meeting with Chief Director of International Relations Office at Department of Higher Education and Training A higher education... <|> South African Embassy in Manila supports Ambassador's Cup Ambassador Agnes Nyamande-Pitso with some members of the South Africa Team The Center for Research and Communication of the University... <|> South Africa's Foreign Policy briefing   Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane   18 March 2014 FOREIGN POLICY BRIEFING BY THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, MS MAITE... <|>
copyright 2013 the kianja project cc
best viewed in IE 10 or Mozilla Firefox V23.0.1