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Our organisation is committed to human rights and community relations issues affecting the Arabic culture and profile. You will note that we undertake a combination of proactive and reactive projects, whereby we are vigilant to changes in our environment, while endeavouring to make it a better place to live for all of us. We trust that your journey into our web site will be enlightening and inviting, as we welcome your participation and contribution to any of our initiatives.


CURRENT ISSUES

Coronavirus(COVID-19) – Update

Restrictions are currently in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus and save lives.  The AAC continues to engage with the relevant authorities and community leaders to help its community members navigate safely through the restrictions during these difficult and challenging times.

Premier’s statement on stage four restrictions in Victoria – 2 August, 2020 Click Here

For the latest updates, please visit the The Australian Department of Health and related resources in Arabic.

Victoria new State-wide-restrictions, go to Department of Health and Human Services and related resources in Arabic.


Ambassador For Peace Award – Universal Peace Federation Oceania

18 July, 2020 AACCI Chairman His excellency Mr Roland Jabbour OAM was today honoured with the prestigious award of “Ambassador For Peace” in recognition for his distinguished leadership and longstanding service in peacebuilding, public service and international trade relations.

The award was presented by the Secretary-General of Universal Peace Federation Oceania Mr Greg Stone, during its Peace Talks webinar on the theme of “US-China Relations – Implications for Oceania Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universally Shared Values”.

The event hosted a panel of highly distinguished international speakers spanning four continents, which included key speaker Ambassador Christopher Hill, a former career diplomat and US Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia and Poland.

Mr Jabbour thanked UPF Oceania for the award and congratulated them on a timely webinar theme and an excellent programme which addressed and contextualised the various relevant developments and concerns on the theme in question.

The Universal Peace Federation is an NGO dedicated to achieving world peace in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and supports the work of United Nations, particularly in the areas of interfaith peace building, peace education, and the strengthening of human values and family.

Congratulations to His excellency on a truly well-deserved award.

Ambassador For Peace Award – Universal Peace Federation Australia

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20 October 2018, AAC Executive Director Will Abdo was today honoured with the prestigious award of “Ambassador For Peace” in recognition for his dedicated work and peace building efforts across both community and business platforms to predominantly enhance Australian Arabic relations.

The award was presented by the Vice-President of Universal Peace Federation Australia Dr John Bellavance (pictured above right). Many community leaders attended the award ceremony including fellow Ambassadors, members of the clergy and academia, family and friends, which was held at Clayton Church of Christ, Melbourne.

The Universal Peace Federation is an NGO dedicated to achieving world peace in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and supports the work of United Nations, particularly in the areas of interfaith peacebuilding, peace education, and the strengthening of marriage and family.

Congratulations Will on a well deserved award.

AAC Attends UN International Day of Peace Conference

22 September 2018, AAC attended the UN International Day Of Peace Conference at Church of Christ in Clayton, Melbourne presented by the Universal Peace Federation and the Women’s Federation for World Peace Australia addressing and promoting world peace. The event included participants being involved into the Bridge of Peace ceremony: an empowering ceremony that enabled personal bridges of reconciliation and healing. It was an opportunity to connect in heart with people from different cultural background, heal wounds of the past, build lasting friendships, and resolve conflict passed on from generation to generation. Also an interesting perspective on world peace building was presented by the Institute for Economics and Peace using its Positive Peace research via quantifying formulated models as world peace indicators!

A signature project of WFWP International.

Media Releases

AACCI Chairman Receives Peace Award From UPF Oceania

18 July, 2020 AACCI Chairman His excellency Mr Roland Jabbour OAM was today honoured with the prestigious award of “Ambassador For Peace” in recognition for his distinguished leadership and longstanding service in peacebuilding, public service and international trade relations.

The award was presented by the Secretary-General of Universal Peace Federation Oceania Mr Greg Stone, during its Peace Talks webinar on the theme of “US-China Relations – Implications for Oceania Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universally Shared Values”.

The event hosted a panel of highly distinguished international speakers spanning four continents, which included key speaker Ambassador Christopher Hill, a former career diplomat and US Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia and Poland.

Mr Jabbour thanked UPF Oceania for the award and congratulated them on a timely webinar theme and an excellent programme which addressed and contextualised the various relevant developments and concerns on the theme in question.

The Universal Peace Federation is an NGO dedicated to achieving world peace in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and supports the work of United Nations, particularly in the areas of interfaith peace building, peace education, and the strengthening of human values and family.

Congratulations to His excellency on a truly well-deserved award.