Australia’s achievements

Australia concluded its two year term on the United Nations Security Council having served with distinction and with a reputation as a straight-talking, pragmatic, and outcomes-focused Member.

We used our term to support Australia’s core national security interests, including reinforcing our key alliance and strategic relationships, and to enhance our international influence by making a practical, constructive contribution across the Council’s agenda.

By any measure, our term was a success and serving with distinction at the world’s top table on international peace and security enhanced Australia’s international reputation.

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Australia’s term on the United Nations Security Council 2013-14: Achievements

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Members of the Australian Mission to the United Nations in the Council Chamber on the final day of Australia's September 2013 UNSC presidency (Credit: Commonwealth of Australia)

Last Updated: 17 March 2015