On 1 November Australia assumed the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council. Australia will use its month-long presidency to strengthen international cooperation to combat terrorism, including tackling the threat of foreign fighters and countering violent extremism, enhance the effectiveness of police deployments in UN peacekeeping operations and improve the implementation of UN sanctions.
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Trade and Investment Minister Robb hosted the Trans-Pacific Partnership Ministerial Meeting in Sydney from 25-27 October to lay the groundwork for the conclusion of the Agreement negotiations. The 12 TPP countries represent around 40% of global GDP and one third of world trade.
The 2013-14 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament. The report addresses the department's performance and achievements across the range of its responsibilities, including foreign and trade policy, investment, aid policy and programs, the New Colombo Plan, international climate change engagement, and consular and passports services.
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