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“Let’s break the silence and end open defecation!”

4 May 2015

Someone has a sense of humor. The Secretary General is engaged in a personal crusade for sanitation, and in particular for attention to Sustainable Development Indicator # 6.1, “Percentage of the population practicing open defecation.” In case you can’t read this toilet paper from a UN bathroom, the message on it underlines the fact that […]

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

4 May 2015

On 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Barbara Spears SNJM sat in the cold and rain on a dark day to participate in the dedication of a new permanent UN memorial, “The Ark of Return.” This striking sculpture of a slave ship was commissioned […]

Flashpoints

4 May 2015

Two Carmelite Sisters of Charity of Vedruna sisters, Nisha (shown here) from the Indian Province and Teo from the African province, are in Chad to accompany the Sudanese refugees who have fled the conflict in their home country, as they have had a commitment with the JRS for many years.In February they sent word that the Boko […]

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