Senate debates

Thursday, 20 September 2018


International Day of Peace

12:23 pm

Photo of Lisa SinghLisa Singh (Tasmania, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

  (i) that 21 September 2018 is the International Day of Peace,

  (ii) that the United Nations General Assembly has declared that this day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples,

  (iii) the variety of events throughout Australia celebrating this global goal and this day, and

  (iv) that the theme for the International Day of Peace in 2018 is 'The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70';

(b) recognises:

  (i) the need to end the suffering caused by armed conflicts around the world, many of which are continuing to escalate and noting that prevention is as important as response, and

  (ii) the role the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has played as a benchmark for the protection and promotion of peace since its adoption;

(c) acknowledges the essential role of the United Nations in maintaining a rules-based international order and the ongoing responsibility of Australia as a founding and influential member of the United Nations to support that role; and

(d) commits to the promotion of peace wherever possible, including through Australia's continuing support of the United Nations and, in particular, its peace operations.

Question agreed to.


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