APEC is a regional economic forum established to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific
ASEAN is a regional grouping that promotes economic, political and security cooperation among its 10 members.
Australia actively participated in the UN global discussions to design the 2030 Agenda and supported the involvement of all development actors, including civil society organisations, the private sector, philanthropic organisations and academia.
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign States that are supported by a network of more than 80 intergovernmental, civil society, cultural and professional organisations.
Trade alliances are when two or more nations agree on the terms of trade between them. Free trade agreements (FTAs) are treaties between two or more countries that benefit Australian importers, exporters, producers and investors by reducing and eliminating certain barriers to international trade and investment
The Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors was established to bring together industrialised and developing economies to discuss key issues in the global economy and is an effective decision-making body. Now, each year a multi-lateral forum of G20 Leaders (Prime Ministers, Presidents) and Ministers (Agriculture, Employment, Health, Trade, etc.) meet to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy.
The HLPF is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at global level. The Forum meets annually under the auspices of ECOSOC for eight days, including a three-day ministerial segment and every four years at the level of Heads of State and Government under the auspices of the General Assembly (GA) for two days where it adopts intergovernmental negotiated political declarations.
The ILO is the only tripartite U.N. agency and brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all.
Since the first United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 – known as the Earth Summit, it was recognised that achieving sustainable development would require the active participation of all sectors of society and all types of people.
The OECD works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change, measuring productivity and global flows of trade and investment, analysing and comparing data to predict future trends and sets international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.
The UN SDG Business Forum provides a unique multi-stakeholder platform to support business action and partnerships to achieve the UN SDGs – fostering public-private dialogues, catalysing new partnerships and alliances, and exploring innovative business solutions to accelerate sustainable development.
The UNAA is the official non-profit, non-government, membership-based, organisation in Australia working on behalf of the United Nations core body to promote its overall aims and ideals, and equally seeking to build support for the UN’s programs, activities and agencies
The UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. It is both a practical framework for action and a platform for demonstrating corporate commitment and leadership
Subtitled Equality Means Business, the Principles emphasise the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and input gathered from across the globe
The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to national governments for capital projects.
The WTO is an intergovernmental organisation that regulates international trade. It is the only global international organisation dealing with the rules of trade between nations.