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3 weeks ago

Celebration of World Environment Day at Urrbrae House

To celebrate World Environment Day in 2024, the SA Division of the United Nations Association of Australia hosted an event in historic Urrbrae House, University of Adelaide and invited three people to speak on the UNESCO World Heritage nomination for the Flinders Ranges region. The President, Lidia Moretti, welcomed 50 guests to hear presentations from Professor Andy Lowe, President of the Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide, Associate Professor Diego Garcia-Bellido, University of Adelaide and Senior Researcher at the South Australian Museum and Mary Lou Simpson Chair and Founder of the Flinders Ranges Ediacara Foundation.Professor Lowe set the geological scene. Australia is one of the oldest continents on Earth and South Australia has some of the most significant geological record.Associate Professor, Diego Garcia-Bellido explained that UNESCO World Heritage status is the highest level of protection a region can have. He provided an overview of the UNESCO World Heritage Fossil sites and reminded the audience there are 20 World Heritage sites in Australia.He went on to describe the specific sites in the Flinders Ranges UNESCO World Heritage nomination. An enthralling snapshot into the world of the Ediacarans followed. They represent the oldest complex, multicellular life on our planet. The Ediacaran fossils of the new Nilpena Ediacara National Park are the jewel in the crown for South Australia’s World Heritage bid. These fossils occur on 5 continents but the examples in the new Park are the most diverse in world. The research teams come from the South Australian Museum and the University of California, Riverside.Mary Lou Simpson spoke on the work of the Flinders Ranges Ediacara Foundation which was established in partnership with the government to help conserve the Ediacara fossils and to ensure the knowledge they contain is shared with all. To achieve these aims the Foundation raises funds for several educational and scientific projects.The Foundation is very proud to be taking a part in the UNESCO World Heritage bid for parts of the Flinders Ranges.The Presentation concluded with the presenters taking questions from the audience. ... See MoreSee Less

Celebration of World Environment Day at Urrbrae House

To celebrate World Environment Day in 2024, the SA Division of the United Nations Association of Australia hosted an event in historic Urrbrae House, University of Adelaide and invited three people to speak on the UNESCO World Heritage nomination for the Flinders Ranges region. The President, Lidia Moretti, welcomed 50 guests to hear presentations from Professor Andy Lowe, President of the Environment Institute at the University of Adelaide, Associate Professor Diego Garcia-Bellido, University of Adelaide and Senior Researcher at the South Australian Museum and Mary Lou Simpson Chair and Founder of the Flinders Ranges Ediacara Foundation.

Professor Lowe set the geological scene. Australia is one of the oldest continents on Earth and South Australia has some of the most significant geological record.

Associate Professor, Diego Garcia-Bellido explained that UNESCO World Heritage status is the highest level of protection a region can have. He provided an overview of the UNESCO World Heritage Fossil sites and reminded the audience there are 20 World Heritage sites in Australia.

He went on to describe the specific sites in the Flinders Ranges UNESCO World Heritage nomination. An enthralling snapshot into the world of the Ediacarans followed. They represent the oldest complex, multicellular life on our planet. The Ediacaran fossils of the new Nilpena Ediacara National Park are the jewel in the crown for South Australia’s World Heritage bid. These fossils occur on 5 continents but the examples in the new Park are the most diverse in world. The research teams come from the South Australian Museum and the University of California, Riverside.

Mary Lou Simpson spoke on the work of the Flinders Ranges Ediacara Foundation which was established in partnership with the government to help conserve the Ediacara fossils and to ensure the knowledge they contain is shared with all. To achieve these aims the Foundation raises funds for several educational and scientific projects.

The Foundation is very proud to be taking a part in the UNESCO World Heritage bid for parts of the Flinders Ranges.

The Presentation concluded with the presenters taking questions from the audience.Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment
4 weeks ago

In a vibrant celebration of heritage and unity AMRC embraced Refugee Week with the Theme 'Finding Freedom.

UNAASA is proud to be a partner with this Annual event and was represented at the launch at Parliament House by President Lidia Moretti. ... See MoreSee Less

In a vibrant celebration of heritage and unity  AMRC embraced Refugee Week with the Theme Finding Freedom.
UNAASA is proud to be a partner with this Annual event and was represented at the launch at Parliament House by President Lidia Moretti.
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1 month ago

2024 SA Refugee Week!

Dear UNAASA Members and Friends,We are pleased to present the program for Refugee Week 2024.Attached, you will find the detailed schedule and information.We encourage your participation and support. ... See MoreSee Less

2024 SA Refugee Week!

Dear UNAASA Members and Friends,

We are pleased to present the program for Refugee Week 2024.

Attached, you will find the detailed schedule and information.

We encourage your participation and support.Image attachmentImage attachment
2 months ago

The Consulate of Italy in South Australia, in collaboration with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, hosted on the 3 June a grand celebration for Italian National Day.

The event, held at the National Wine Centre of Australia, saw a distinguished assembly of attendees, including several key ministers: the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Peter Malinauskas MP, co-host of the event with the Consul, the Deputy Premier the Hon. Susan Close MP, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs the Hon. Zoe Bettison MP, who was also the MC for the event, the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Andrea Michaels MP, and many members of Parliament both from the Government and from the Opposition, highlighting the strong bilateral ties between Italy and the host country.Among the distinguished guests, Senator Francesco Giacobbe, from the Senate of the Republic of Italy, and the Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Australia, Colonnello Marco Bertoli.The gathering brought together many guests from various sectors, showcasing the diverse and vibrant Italian community. Prominent figures in education, business, and design were present.The highlight of the evening was a mesmerizing musical performance by the Pocket String Quartet directed by international renowned violinist Julian Ferraretto, featuring a special guest performance by the Consul of Italy himself who interpreted the popular classic of Ennio Morricone, Gabriel’s Oboe, on his soprano sax. The musical interlude added a personal touch to the event, delighting the guests and celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Italy.This year’s Italian National Day celebration not only strengthened diplomatic relations but also fostered a sense of community among attendees, reaffirming the enduring friendship between Italy and South Australia.UNAASA President Lidia Moretti represented UNAASA at this very special event. ... See MoreSee Less

The Consulate of Italy in South Australia, in collaboration with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, hosted on the 3 June a grand celebration for Italian National Day.
The event, held at the National Wine Centre of Australia, saw a distinguished assembly of attendees, including several key ministers: the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Peter Malinauskas MP, co-host of the event with the Consul,  the Deputy Premier the Hon. Susan Close MP, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs the Hon. Zoe Bettison MP, who was also the MC for the event, the Minister for the Arts, the Hon Andrea Michaels MP, and many members of Parliament both from the Government and from the Opposition,  highlighting the strong bilateral ties between Italy and the host country.
Among the distinguished guests, Senator Francesco Giacobbe, from the Senate of the Republic of Italy, and the Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Australia, Colonnello Marco Bertoli.
The gathering brought together many guests from various sectors, showcasing the diverse and vibrant Italian community. Prominent figures in education, business, and design were present.
The highlight of the evening was a mesmerizing musical performance by the Pocket String Quartet directed by international renowned violinist Julian Ferraretto, featuring a special guest performance by the Consul of Italy himself who interpreted the popular classic of Ennio Morricone, Gabriel’s Oboe, on his soprano sax. The musical interlude added a personal touch to the event, delighting the guests and celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Italy.
This year’s Italian National Day celebration not only strengthened diplomatic relations but also fostered a sense of community among attendees, reaffirming the enduring friendship between Italy and South Australia.
UNAASA President Lidia Moretti represented UNAASA at this very special event.Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment
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