Since 1966 UNDP has partnered with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone.
The monument was erected by the Darebin Ethnic Communities Council in honour of all the victims of the crime of genocide and other mass atrocity crimes.
The monument also stands a a reminder of crime of genocide inflicted historically upon the Indigenous people of Australia, of which the far-reaching effects are still evident today.
Photo credit: PJF Military Collection / Alamy Stock Photo
The UN Security Council was recently told:
We stand at a critical point in history. Already at the beginning of the year we are facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the UN.
If we need a political solution to address this situation, if could be that the humanitarian enterprise is dead. Political will is thin on the ground, with a trend towards isolationism and reduction of aid budgets.
The international humanitarian system is failing those it seeks to assist, and with 20 million experiencing famine today, that number is too large to ignore.