Navigation

UNANIMA in Ghana

24 June 2013

The keynote speaker was a former police superintendent from Nigeria who has worked on trafficking with Interpol and the United Nations. There were  sisters who run rescue houses for victims; a lay couple who work with rescued girls; survivors of trafficking; and other West Africans who work against trafficking. The young people even created an […]

Post-Rio+20 Progress

24 June 2013

With the third meeting of the UN Open Working Group (charged by the Secretary General to develop a draft of a set of Sustainable Development Goals) the NGOs and “Major Groups” that represented civil society at Rio+20 feel that things are finally moving.  The UNANIMA suggestions for the SDGs that were approved by the board […]

Support the Farm Workers!

24 June 2013

Three representatives of UNANIMA International (Sisters Celia Martin, Michele Morek, and Kathleen Ries) marched in New York City on May 18 with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to support the Fair Food Program, and to pressure Wendy’s restaurants to sign on to pay just one penny more per pound of tomatoes—to support fairer wages and […]

Tags:  

Woman of Courage 2013

24 June 2013

And speaking of Women of Courage, meet Margaret Mary Issaka, who received her award for UNANIMA Woman of Courage for 2013 at the final festive meal of the Ghana workshop.  (The award is a flame-like copper sculpture mounted on a wooden base, with an inscription). As educator, community organizer, and activist, she has spent most […]

Tags:  

Peace First!

24 June 2013

One of the things you learn at the UN is that poverty can lead to things that cause even greater poverty. In 2012 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, and pandemic diseases can lead to grave security concerns. “Massive military spending and new investments in modernizing nuclear weapons […]