United Nations Association of Australia
(SA Division)


2019 Annual Hawke Lecture
November 13th, 2019, 6 pm
Adelaide Town Hall
128 King William St, Adelaide, 5000

Register Here


2019 United Nations Day Dinner
Save the Date
 October 13th, 2019, 6:30 pm
National Wine Center
Hackney Road, Adelaide

$85pp, 2 bottles of wine for a party of 10.


Annual General Meeting


Sunday the 22nd of September
Adelaide Institue of Hospitality
1/192 Pirie St
Adelaide 5000
3:00 pm

For Further information contact lidia.moretti@unaa.org.au

World Enviroment Day
UNAA & Foodbank
 Friday the 7th of June, 2019, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide, SA

Using quality rescued food, Chef Camillo Crugnale will create inspiring and nourishing meals supported by 5AA's reporter Jane Reilly as MC
Expect good food as we celebrate the aligned purposes of Sustainable Development Goal 12 Responsible Consumption and Production and avoiding food waste


Human Rights Lecture
with The Hon. Robyn Layton
 Thursday 23rd of May, 2019, 6:00 pm sharp!
State Library, Hetzel Lecture Theatre
North Terrace and Kintore Ave
Adelaide, SA

This event will cover the topic "Living and working out of your gender confort zone."


Musical Flash Mob
 Saturday 30th of March, 2019, 11:00 am sharp!
Henley Square
Henley Beach, SA

If you love Jazz music & the arts, you cannot afford to miss this amazing once in a life time event


UN Day Lunch - Creating an appetite for life
 Sunday 4th November, 12:30 - 4:00 pm
"Our Place at Willingua Hill"
1980 Brookman Rd, Willunga SA 5172

Enjoy lunch with Iconic South Australian Food Celebrity Maggie Beer, with entertainment by The Rosalie Cocchiaro Flamenco Troupe.


Launch Night: UNAA (SA) Young Professionals Network
 Wednesday 5th Septemper, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Adelaide Town Hall Foyer and Balcony
128 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Come along to the launch of our young professional network.


The Rise Of New Space Endeavours In Australia
 Thursday 28th June, 6:00 pm
Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building
55 North Terrace Adelaide, UniSA City West Campus

Flavia Tata Nardini began her career at the European Space Agency as a Propulsion Test Engineer. In 2015, she co-founded Fleet Space Technology, a connectivity company which will launch the first of over 100 planned nanosatellites in 2018, enabling the next industrial revolution with a free, ubiquitous connectivity platform. Flavia will talk about her venture Fleet and how New Space technologies are changing industries in Australia and around the world. Read More and Register


A Harvest for our Future
 Sunday 29th April, 11:00 am
Goolwa Beach Car Park AND Signal Point Goolwa

This event was successful held on the 29th of April and an article and video of the event can be found on the UN Association of Australia website here


Building Nuclear Peace

Thursday 7th December, 6:00pm
BH2-09, Barbara Hanrahan Building, UniSA City West campus


United Nations Day Dinner

Sunday 12th November, 6:30pm
National Wine Centre of Australia

Notice of AGM

Sunday 30th July, 3:00pm
Norwood and St Peters Town Hall, 175 The Parade, Norwood (In the Don Pyatt Hall, entrance from George Street).

Walk for Peace

Every day in the media we here about the latest international flash point, racial & cultural tensions, domestic violence, social media bullying the list goes on. It’s like out world is going mad, we feel we have no control over out future, we’re mere human flotsam & jetsam. I want to turn these negatives into a positive! I want our communities to come together in solidarity too talk about these issues & to walk together as one.

Solidarity is an invitation to be mighty!

Date: Sunday July 23rd at 8.30am. finish 10am
Location: Meet Henley Square, walk from Henley to Grange Jetty & back
Attire: All white
Weather: Rain, bring white umbrella

Turn the Tide on Plastics in the Ocean

Sunday 28th May, 9:30am
The Beach, next to Largs Bay Jetty



Saturday 25th March, 10:30am
Veale Gardens, South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Celebrate with UNAA (SA), our Patron, Lady Mayoress Genevieve Haese, with Dru Yoga and World Peace Flame in Veale Gardens, where we will celebrate the one year anniversary of World Peace Flame in Adelaide. MC Amanda Blair

Yoga Flyer


Christopher Woodthorpe, the UN Representative of the UN in Australia came to Adelaide and spoke to school assemblies at both Kilkenny and Fulham North Primary Schools about World Ocean Day on 8 June.

He emphasised the accumulation of rubbish in the oceans, particularly with the problem of discarded plastics which are very slow to degrade, and are a hazard to the environment.


The UN Year of Pulses has been celebrated by the cooking classes at the Kilkenny Primary School during 2016.

While the UN representative in Australia and UNIC Director, Christopher Woodthorpe was in Adelaide during his visit on 8 June. The cooking class had been preceded by a short talk on the benefits of pulses at the school assembly by Peter Semmler from the Australian IYP Committee. Peter, as well as internationally renowned chef Cheong Liew, and Adelaide chefs Gareth Grierson of The Red Door Bakery and Fatema Ayubi of the Parwana Afghani Restaurant were joined by UNIC Director, Christopher Woodthorpe, to each cook a specific dish with a team of students.

International Year of Pulses - Celebrated in South Australia


Was held on Saturday 2nd April at 10.30 am at Veale Garden, South Terrace
The Event enabled us to Celebrate Harmony Day with people from our Multicultural Society in SA together with Yoga Day which was first celebrated last year.
The Lady Mayoress of Adelaide, Genevieve Haese was our Patron for the day.
We invited members of the Multifaith Community to offer a blessing.
Gill Hicks was MC.
The event will be in partnership with Dru Yoga and it's representative in SA Danyse Crotti

Yoga Day Flyer


Tuesday 27th Febrary 2016,
Slow Food South Australia and the United Nations Association of Australia (SA Division)

Glenelg North Community Garden
Celebrating local seasonal produce and introducing the UN International Year of Pulses. Guided walks through the garden, informative talks, and pick our own produce for a delicious shared lunch.

Veggie Garden Flyer


  • Humanitarian Day Luncheon Humanitarian Day Lunch 2015
  • Ronni Kahn Speaking Ronni Kahn Speaking

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the UN General assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Bagdad, Iraq. World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.

The UNAA(SA) hosts a charity event to celebrate World Humanitarian Day each year

On 29 July 2014, UNAA(SA) hosted a Humanitarian Day Lunch at TAFE Regency Park. Meals were prepared by students for over 85 disadvantaged members of the South Australian community, including guests from Tutti Ensemble. Guests heard from Dr Lynn Arnold, former President of the UNAA(SA) and Premier of South Australia.

As part of the celebrations, UNAA(SA) also presented a scholarship to one TAFE student in appreciation of their contribution to this event.

UN DAY DINNER, 1 November 2015

  • Christopher Woodthorpe addressing the UN Day Dinner Christopher Woodthorpe addressing the UN Day Dinner

The UN Day Dinner was at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide. Senator Penny Wong was the speaker.


Discussion Evenings provide an informal setting for a samll group to hear from a range of guest speakers and learn about important international issues.

Members and visitors are most welcome.


19 January: we discussed the UN Charter, and how very relevant it still is today.

15 March: Joan Gibbs told us about Pulses

17 May: Update on East Timor with Dr Richie Gun AO

20 September: Helen Stanger


17 November - Glen Woodward "My Chinese Friends"

15 September - Pamela Rajkowski AOM, "Australia's Cameleers" Learn more

21 July - Matthew Kronborg, UNAA Executive Director. "UNAA Activites in Australia"

19 May - Ruth Russell, "The WILPF Centenary 1915-2015"

17 March - Br. Peter Faulkner "The Flinders Ranges"