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UNANIMA International Board Meeting

1 March 2010

The semi-annual UNANIMA board meeting will be held from 4 to 6 March in New York City. The key focus of this meeting will be our upcoming water campaign and future plans.

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The 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

1 March 2010

The 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: 1-12 March 2010

UNANIMA International’s delegation of ten participants will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the UN Fourth World Conference on Women and the Beijing Platform for Action by joining more than 7,000 registered NGO members at the commission.

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Deadline for Application

1 March 2010

Deadline for application to UNANIMA International’s STOP THE DEMAND Phase 2 Workshop 5 March 2010. With less than 2 weeks to go, 8 women (four men and four women) have been accepted from Ireland, England, Scotland, India, Canada, and the United States. The workshop will include an interactive panel featuring Elaine Afanador, currently a staff member at the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW). Robert Jensen, author of Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity, Claire Nolan, RGS, former NGO representative for the Good Shepherd Sisters at the United Nations and long-time activist against human trafficking, and Jonathan Walton, a scholar and published poet at Columbia University in New York City and a participant in the December event “A Conversation Among Men” about the demand for human trafficking.

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The 48th Session of the Commission for Social Development

1 March 2010

The 48th session of the Commission for Social Development finished its deliberations on 19 February in an extended session which allowed them to reach consensus on four resolutions to be passed on to the General Assembly: on social integration, on the Madrid Plan of Action on Aging, on the New Economic Programme for Africa (NEPAD), and mainstreaming disability in the development agenda. This is the first time since the 1995 World Summit on Social Development that the commission has passed a resolution relating to social integration and it comes at a time of strong forces working for exclusion of peoples.

New Logo

1 March 2010

New logo chosen for the campaign to focus on water = life:

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