The People’s Climate March: A Huge Success

1 October 2014

  On September 21, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide marched to demand climate action. In New York City alone there were 400,000 people, joined globally by those at 2,646 events in 156 countries. Two days following the march, Ban Ki Moon hosted the UN Climate Summit at the NY Headquarters. 125 heads of state […]

Meet the Interns!

1 October 2014

Amitha Polimetla SDS is a Sister of the Divine Saviour (Salvatorian). Born and raised in Andhra Pradesh, South India, she was inspired by social work education which helped her to become aware of the needs of the poor. She completed a post-graduate degree in Social Work at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Her passion to […]

Congratulations to…

1 October 2014

Water With Blessings, with whom several UNANIMA communities have been working partners, won the Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence in Voluntary Service, one of six Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health of 2014. This award is given by the Pan-American Health Organization Foundation, which is an affiliate of the World Health Organization. The Water With […]

Good News from Rome

1 October 2014

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis’ World Peace Day Message of 2015 will focus on human trafficking. “The pope’s full message for World Peace Day traditionally is released by the Vatican in mid-December and is sent, through Vatican diplomats, to the leaders of nations around the world.” Hopefully this will help to bring more […]

Goodbye to an Old Friend

1 October 2014

On August 21, the Civil Society community met for the last time with Navi Pillay, the outgoing UN High Commissioner on Human Rights—in fact, she had asked for this session and skipped out of a meeting in the Security Council to meet with us! She was pleased to report that the Security Council was going […]

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