New Address for UNANIMA

30 June 2015

On July 1 our new address will be (a few blocks away from our old office) 845 Third Avenue, 6th Floor, Office #671, NY NY 10022 The new building has its own phone service, so until we decide what we want to do about that, we will be using our cell numbers. Michele’s is 270 […]

Pope Francis at the UN

30 June 2015

Yes, he is coming for the opening session of the UN in September. Several sisters from UNANIMA communities have been contacting us for tickets. We have to tell them that—alas—we won’t be able to get near the UN ourselves. Security is so tight that even some UN security guards begged a priest with “connections” to […]

World Day Against Child Labor

30 June 2015

Recent global estimates suggest some 120 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are involved in child labor, with boys and girls in this age group almost equally affected. This persistence of child labor is rooted in poverty and lack of decent work for adults, lack of social protection, and a failure to […]

Ensuring Migrants are Not Left Behind

30 June 2015

With the increasing number of horrible tales from around the world about migrants dying–in boats, on foot, and in detention–it is important that they are not forgotten as we move forward with the SDGs and development agenda. UNANIMA belongs to the NGO Committee on Migration, which educates and advocates at UN events and commissions around […]

A Brief History of UN Climate Change Talks

30 June 2015

(Of course, if you know the UN, you know the history/ talks are not “brief!”)    International political response to climate change began at Rio de Janeiro in 1992 with the adoption of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an international environmental treaty. This set out a legal framework for stabilizing the concentration of […]

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