Australia's term as chair 2015-16 - key achievements

Ministerial Meetings

  • 8th MIKTA Foreign Ministers Meeting (24-25 November 2016, Sydney)
  • 7th MIKTA Foreign Ministers Meeting (22 September 2016, New York)
  • 6th MIKTA Foreign Ministers Meeting (26 September 2015, New York)

Counter-terrorism and security

  • MIKTA Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue (18-19 October 2016, Yogyakarta)
  • MIKTA puts questions to candidates for UN Secretary-General regarding peace and security (8 June and 15 July 2016, New York)
  • MIKTA Foreign Ministers issue a joint statement on the terrorist attack on Istanbul's Ataturk Airport (30 June 2016)
  • MIKTA makes joint remarks at the High Level Thematic Debate on the UN and International Peace and Security (12 May 2016, New York)
  • MIKTA Experts Meeting on Anti-money Laundering and Counter-terrorism Financing (28-29 April 2016, Melbourne)
  • MIKTA delivers a joint statement on the human rights dimensions of preventing and countering violent extremism at the 31st Session of the Human Rights Council (17 March 2016, Geneva)
  • MIKTA Foreign Ministers issue a joint statement on the United Nations Secretary-General's Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism (16 February 2016)
  • MIKTA Foreign Ministers issue a joint statement on the North Korean nuclear test (10 January 2016)
  • MIKTA Foreign Ministers' joint statement on the terrorist attack in Turkey (12 October 2015)

Trade and the economy

  • MIKTA Workshop on the WTO and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (12 October 2016, Geneva)
  • Meeting of experts on aid for trade (27 September 2016, Geneva)
  • Second MIKTA Trade Dialogue (9 July 2016, Shanghai)
  • MIKTA Workshop on Electronic Commerce at the WTO (5 July 2016, Geneva)
  • MIKTA delegates gathering at OECD Week (2 June 2016, Paris)
  • Informal gatherings of MIKTA G20 Sherpas (7 April and 24 June 2016, Guangzhou and Xiamen)
  • Inaugural MIKTA Trade Dialogue (14 December 2015, Nairobi)
  • Regular meetings of MIKTA Ambassadors to the WTO (Geneva)

Gender equality

  • MIKTA Meets the Matildas, community football skills training for girls from MIKTA diaspora communities (27 June and 3 July 2016, Canberra and Sydney)
  • MIKTA delegates meet in the margins of the W20 meeting (May 2016 Xi'an)
  • MIKTA hosts a seminar on women's empowerment and building resilience in humanitarian settings (28 April 2016, Geneva)
  • Reception to mark International Women's Day (8 March 2016, Canberra)
  • Established practice of including gender equality in all areas of MIKTA cooperation.

Good governance

  • MIKTA Speakers Consultations, hosted by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives (5-8 October 2016, Hobart)
  • MIKTA delivers a joint statement at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment General Discussion (27 June 2016, New York)
  • MIKTA delivers a joint statement at the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (16 June 2016, New York)
  • MIKTA Reception and concert to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities (4 December 2015, New York)
  • Regular meetings of MIKTA Permanent Representatives to the UN in Geneva and New York.

Sustainable development

  • MIKTA side event on accelerating implementation of the Sendai Framework at the Third Session of the UNISDR Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Indicators and Terminology Relating to Disaster Risk Reduction (15 November 2016, Geneva)
  • MIKTA makes joint commitments on disaster risk reduction and women's empowerment at the World Humanitarian Summit (23 May 2016, Istanbul)
  • Workshop on sustainable development at Bilkent University (20 April 2016, Ankara)
  • Third MIKTA Development Workshop (1 April 2016, Canberra)
  • MIKTA Sponsors the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (27-29 January 2016, Geneva)
  • MIKTA host a seminar on International Disaster Response Law at the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (9 December 2015, Geneva)
  • Meeting of MIKTA chief climate change negotiators (19 October 2015, Bonn)
  • MIKTA Foreign Ministers' joint statement on climate change (26 September 2015)

International energy governance

  • Two experts' meetings at the International Energy Agency (8 October and 17 November 2015, Paris)
  • Meeting of MIKTA delegations at the International Renewable Energy Agency (25 May 2016, Abu Dhabi)

Exchanges and community outreach

  • Meeting of senior MIKTA consular officials in the margins of the Global Consular Forum (24-27 October 2016, Seoul)
  • MIKTA Matters seminar, Institute of International and European Affairs (22 June 2016, Dublin)
  • MIKTA academic conference: Unlocking global innovation. Closing session broadcast on ABC Radio (14‑15 April 2016, Canberra)
  • MIKTA Ambassadors meet with the Speaker of the Turkish Parliament to discuss the MIKTA agenda for 2016 (3 March 2016, Ankara)
  • MIKTA Ambassadors receptions to discuss MIKTA approaches to UN issues (11 November 2015 and 29 February 2016, Vienna)
  • Training program for diplomats from MIKTA Countries (14-22 February 2016, Ankara and Istanbul)
  • MIKTA Ambassadors brief Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire (22 January 2016, London)
  • Junior MIKTA diplomats participate in the DFAT international graduate training program (2015 and 2016)
  • Junior MIKTA diplomats participate in a Korean diplomatic training course (March - May 2016, Seoul)
  • MIKTA Ambassadors address the European Parliament (19 October 2015)

Regular meetings of MIKTA Ambassadors in non-MIKTA countries to share perspectives on local issues.

Last Updated: 25 November 2016