The United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is a global political, economic and social organisation established after WWII. Membership of the UN is open to all nations that accept the obligations of the Charter and are willing, and able to carry out those obligations. Australia is in a position to increase its effectiveness as a fully engaged UN Member State.

Fact & Issue Sheets

The United Nations – An introduction

The UN Charter, core ideas and principal agencies are detailed.

Increasing Australia’s effectiveness as a United Nations member

Six Australian policies are inconsistent with the requirements of Member States in the UN Charter and require attention.

Study Guides

Recent releases


Hear Our Voice book cover Hear Our Voice Ken Coghill & Paula Wright

New reports

Book cover Are we progressing: Comprehensive monitoring and reporting in Australia Andrew Macintosh & Deb Wilkinson

New Essays

HRFA-cover Human Rights For and Against Spencer Zifcak & Alison King

Aus-Economy The Australian Economy Ian McAuley

GPoverty-img Global poverty Michelle Sowey

For the launch of the new web site:

Democracy in Australia

Full revisions completed.

Fact and Issue Sheets

Revisions to nearly all sheets completed.

School resources

Full revisions completed.