Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Geneva, Switzerland
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Statements 2011
 

UNHCR Intergovernmental Event at the Ministerial Level

National statement delivered on Wednesday 7 December by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Chris Bowen MP

 

High Level Segment of the 100th Session of the IOM Council

National statement delivered on Tuesday 6 December by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Chris Bowen MP

 

Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention

Statement by Ambassador Peter Woolcott Australian Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament and Ambassador for Disarmament Geneva, 5 December 2011

 

Human Rights Council Special Session on Human Rights in Syria

Australian statement in response to the High Commissioner's update, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 2 December 2011

 

31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

Statement on strengthening disaster laws by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, 30 November 2011

Statement on migration and ensuring access, dignity, respect for diversity and social inclusion, by Mr Hugh Watson, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 29 November 2011

Statement on humanitarian access and assistance by Ms Szabina Horvath, Counsel International Law, Department of Defence, 29 November 2011

Statement on health care in danger by Mr Alan March, Humanitarian Coordinator, AusAID, 29 November 2011

Statement on strengthening legal protection for victims of armed conflicts by Mr Richard Rowe, Senior Legal Adviser, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 28 November 2011

Statement on furthering the auxiliary Role – partnership for stronger national societies and volunteering development by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, 28 November 2011

 

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)

Statement on the cluster munitions protocol by Mr Philip Kimpton, 25 November 2011

Statement in the general exchange of views HE Mr Peter Woolcott 14 November 2011

Statement in the general exchange of views for Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, 9 November 2011

Statement on international cooperation and assistance under Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War by Mr Philip Kimpton, 9 November 2011

Statement on victim assistance under Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War by Mr Philip Kimpton, 10 November 2011

Statement in the general exchange of views for Amended Protocol II on Mines, Booby-Traps and Other Devices by Mr Philip Kimpton, 11 November 2011

 

Second Ministerial Review Conference for the Geneva Declaration on
Armed Violence and Development

Statement by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 31 October 2011

 

12th Session of the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review

Statement on Haiti, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 13 October 2011

Statement on Moldova, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 12 October 2011

Statement on Timor Leste, by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 12 October 2011

Statement on Uganda, by Ms Robyn Hodgkin, 11 October 2011

Statement on Lithuania, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 11 October 2011

Statement on Zimbabwe, by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 10 October 2011

Statement on Iceland, by Ms Emily Pugin, 10 October 2011

Statement on Venezuela, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 7 October 2011

Statement on Syria, by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 7 October 2011

Statement on Togo, by Ms Robyn Hodgkin, 6 October 2011

Statement on Ireland, by Ms Rebekah Farrell, 6 October 2011

Statement on Thailand, by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 5 October 2011

Statement on Trinidad and Tobago, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 5 October 2011

Statement on Swaziland, by Ms Robyn Hodgkin, 4 October 2011

Statement on Antigua and Barbuda, by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 4 October 2011

Statement on Tanzania, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 3 October 2011

Statement on Tajikistan, by Ms Ruth Stone, 3 October 2011

 

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
62nd Session of the Executive Committee

Review of the Annual Consultations with Non Governmental Organisations, by Mr Adam Henry, DIAC, Geneva, Switzerland, 6th October 2011

Statement on International Protection, by Dr Wendy Southern, Deputy Secretary, DIAC, Geneva, Switzerland, 5th October 2011

General Debate Statement, by Dr Wendy Southern,Deputy Secretary, DIAC, Geneva, Switzerland, 3rd October 2011

 

Human Rights Council – 18th Session

Australian statement on Cambodia, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 28 September 2011

Australian statement on Somalia, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 28 September 2011

Panel discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights through tolerance and reconciliation, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 28 September 2011

Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective: statement delivered by Canada on behalf of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, 26 September 2011

Australian statement on human rights situations that require the Council's attention, by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 23 September 2011

Australian statement, Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, by Ms Ruth Stone, 21 September 2011

Australian statement, Panel on the Role of languages and culture in the promotion and protection of the well-being and identity of indigenous peoples, by Ms Ruth Stone, 20 September 2011

Australian statement on Sudan, by Ms Ruth Stone, 20 September 2011

Australian statement on Syria, by Ms Ruth Stone, 19 September 2011

Australian statement on Libya, by Ms Ruth Stone, 19 September 2011

Australian statement on Yemen, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 19 September 2011

Australian participation in the panel discussion on the right to health of older persons, by Ms Robyn Hodgkin, 16 September 2011

Australian statement on the Secretary-General's report on capital punishment, by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 15 September 2011

Panel discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests Statement on behalf of Canada, Australia and New Zealand, 13 September 2011

Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Statement by Australia, 13 September 2011

Australian statement in response to the High Commissioner's update, by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 12 September 2011

 

Human Rights Council Special Session on Syria

Australian Statement on Human Rights in Syria, by Mr Paul Wilson, Chargé d'Affaires, 22 August 2011

 

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)
- Meeting of the CCW Group of Governmental Experts

Statement by Group Captain Alan Hemmingway, Department of Defence, 22 August 2011

 

Human Rights Council's consideration of the report of
Australia's Universal Periodic Review

Presentation of the Australian Government's response to recommendations received, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 8 June 2011

 

Human Rights Council – 17th Session

Australian statement introducing the resolution on National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 16 June 2011

Australian statement on human rights situations that require the Council's attention, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 15 June 2011

Australian statement, interactive dialogue with the International Commission of Inquiry on Côte d’Ivoire, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 15 June 2011

Australian statement, Panel on strengthened international efforts to foster a global dialogue for the promotion of a culture of tolerance and peace at all levels, based on respect for human rights and diversity of religious beliefs, by Mr Paul Wyper, 14 June 2011

Australian statement, Annual Full-Day Discussion on Women’s Human Rights: Conflict-related sexual violence – bridging the human rights and the security agendas, 10 June 2011

Australian statement, Annual Full-Day Discussion on Women’s Human Rights: Good Practices and remaining gaps in the prevention of violence against women, by Ms Ruth Stone, 10 June 2011

Australian statement, Interactive dialogue with the International Commission of Inquiry to investigate all alleged violations of international human rights law in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 9 June 2011

Australian statement, interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression and the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 3 June 2011

Australian statement, interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 1 June 2011

Australian statement, interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Foreign Debt, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 31 May 2011

Australian statement, interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, by Ms Rose Hunter, 31 May 2011

Australian statement, interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, and the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, by Mr Paul Wyper, 30 May 2011

Australian statement, in response to the update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 30 May 2011

 

11th Session of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review

Statement on Papua New Guinea, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 11 May 2011

Statement on Hungary, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 11 May 2011

Statement on Sudan, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 10 May 2011

Statement on Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 10 May 2011

Statement on Samoa, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 9 May 2011

Statement on Greece, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 9 May 2011

Statement on Suriname, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 6 May 2011

Statement on Singapore, 6 May 2011

Statement on Sierra Leone, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 5 May 2011

Statement on Latvia, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 5 May 2011

Statement on Solomon Islands, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 4 May 2011

Statement on Seychelles, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 4 May 2011

Statement on Somalia, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 3 May 2011

Statement on Palau, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 3 May 2011

Statement on Denmark, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 2 May 2011

Statement on Belgium, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 2 May 2011

 

Human Rights Council Special Session on Syria

Australian Statement on Human Rights in Syria, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 29 April 2011

 

Human Rights Council 16th Session

Australian joint statement on the Responsibility to Protect, on behalf of 56 states, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 23 March 2011

Australian statement, interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on minority issues, by Ms Sarah Nickson, 15 March 2011

Australian statement, welcoming the report of the Working Group on a Draft UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training, by Mr Alexander Smith, 15 March 2011

Australian statement, Item 4 - Human rights situations that require the Council's attention, by Ms Miranda Brown, 15 March 2011

Australian statement, interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, by Ms Miranda Brown, 14 March 2011

Australian statement, interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 14 March 2011

Australian intervention, interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 10 March 2011

Australian intervention, annual panel on the rights of the child, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 9 March 2011

Australian intervention, interactive dialogue with the SRSG on Violence against Children and Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 8 March 2011

Australian intervention, interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, by Mr Scott Clarey, 8 March 2011

Australian statement during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, by Mr Scott Clarey, 7 March 2011

Australian statement during the annual debate on the human rights of persons with disabilities, by Ms Emma Palmer, 4 March 2011

Australian statement on thematic reports under Item 2, by Mr Alexander Smith, 3 March 2011

Australian statement in response to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Annual Report, by Miranda Brown, 3 March 2011

 

Address to the Conference on Disarmament

Statement by the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs 1 March 2011

 

High Level Segment of the sixteenth session of the Human Rights Council

Statement by the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs 28 February 2011

 

Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on Libya

Australian Statement by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 25 February 2011

 

10th Session of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review
 - Australia's Review

Opening statement and closing remarks by Senator the Hon. Kate Lundy, 27 January 2011

Concluding remarks at the adoption of Australia's Universal Periodic Review report by the Working Group History