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A New Face at UNANIMA

4 December 2012

Our long-awaited fall intern had many visa delays–then she tried to leave Australia on the day of the New York hurricane! But here she is, Celia Martin, a native New Zealander with the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion in Australia. In her own words:

Hurricane Sandy

4 December 2012

Thank you for all your concern and prayers for the UNANIMA operation in New York during Hurricane Sandy. That must be what kept the office unharmed; Michele and Morgan were only inconvenienced by the loss of power, water, and subway for a week.

Post-Rio

4 December 2012

One of the key issues at Rio, the development of a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has been a focus of many meetings since the opening of the 67th session of the UN in September. Many are using the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a “template.” (The MDGs were a set of goals that world leaders set for themselves in 2000, to end extreme poverty and improve the quality of life for women and children by the year 2015).

We Are Not Waiting!

4 December 2012

So, how shall UNANIMA contribute to this important discussion? At its fall meeting, the UNANIMA board considered a remarkable piece of work submitted by the Social Justice Office of the Sisters of Saint Anne in Montreal.

Trafficking Resource

4 December 2012

A new resource kit on trafficking is available through Network for Peace Through Dialogue Inc. (240 East 93rd Street, #3H New York, NY 10128) It is easy to use, and comes with a DVD featuring S. Eugenia Bonetti, a noted figure in the fight against trafficking. To see it go to www.networkforpeace.com, then to Update, then to Publication: “Modern Slavery – The Secret World of Trafficking.”

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