Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2004
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Australia was a founding member of the UN in 1945 and has been actively engaged in the organisation since then. Australia pursues important national interests in the UN system, with its participation focused on achieving practical, constructive and realistic outcomes for the betterment of both present and future Australians. The principal body, the General Assembly and its committees, is complemented by specialised agencies like the World Health Organization, and affiliated organisations, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency. Under the UN Charter the Security Council has primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security.
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