Australia has been appointed to chair the UN Security Council committees which determine and monitor the international sanctions regimes against al Qaeda, the Taliban and Iran.
"This is a vote of confidence in Australia," Carr said.
"It shows that the Security Council, including particularly its five permanent members, have got a fair bit of confidence in Australia`s diplomatic pull, and in particular in the area of anti-terrorism," he said.
"Our role on the committee will be to determine which individuals or entities are subject to Al-Qaeda or Taliban sanctions," he added.
Carr said Australia`s appointments to United Nations sanctions committees show that other UN members take Australia seriously.
The appointments will last for twelve months.