18 September 2017

News Story: Aussie FM to discuss challenges related to terrorism, modern slavery at UN General Assembly

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CANBERRA, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Saturday declared the changing face of terrorism and modern slavery to be two of her key talking points at the upcoming 72nd session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

The UN General Assembly will take place in New York on Sept. 16-24. In a statement detailing her trip, Bishop said there were a number of talking points which Australia will seek to raise.

"The United Nations continues to be an important forum for maintaining the international rules-based order, which is vital for the pursuit of every nation's interest," Bishop said on Saturday.

"I will highlight Australia's leadership and experience in tackling important challenges, including modern slavery, malaria, climate change and terrorism. I will participate in the Global Counter Terrorism Forum and speak with partners about our joint efforts to counter (Islamic State) including in our region."

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