1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2005
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/01/2005
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Australia was a founding member of the United Nations (UN) in 1945, and has been actively engaged in the organisation since then, including in peacekeeping operations. Australia’s core interests in the UN’s agenda are in areas such as international security and disarmament, environment, human rights, development assistance and the technical agencies dealing with agriculture, refugees and international nuclear safeguards. Australia’s participation in the UN system is focused on achieving practical, constructive outcomes that support the security and prosperity of Australia and Australians.