New UN Website

4 May 2015

2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. As part of its campaign to help people understand the issues […]

A Great Victory

4 May 2015

Thanks to many years of work by NGOs at the UN, and also to organizations like the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (SPFs), the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted the “Statement on social protection floors: an essential element of the right to social security and of the sustainable development goals.” […]

Climate Change News

4 May 2015

You will be hearing more and more about climate change as we approach the UN Climate Change Summit in Paris this December. We are very interested in this, since women and children suffer the most from the effects of climate change; for many women of the southern hemisphere, it is literally a matter of life […]

Sustainable Development Goals

4 May 2015

In late March, the third “negotiating session” on the post-2015 development agenda focused on a proposed timeline for the UN Statistical Commission to create a set of indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 Goals set forth the aspirations of the world for sustainable development; each is fleshed out by a group of […]

Youth Against Trafficking

4 May 2015

A group of students at the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart Seisen International School in Japan (no doubt influenced by its principal and UNANIMA Board member, Sister Margaret Scott ACI who educated the students about trafficking) did an amazing anti-trafficking project. They baked and sold cookies, produced videos and pamphlets and posters of all sizes […]

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