Welcoming Francis

5 October 2015

There was intense excitement in New York in late September, at the combination of the Pope’s visit with the UN high-level summit this year. The city had a “lottery” for hundreds of tickets just to stand in Central Park and watch him go by; parishes in the Archdiocese had a similar “lottery” for parishioners to […]

Welcoming A New Member Community!

5 October 2015

The Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame, with foundation in Coesfeld, Germany and motherhouse in Rome, (not to be confused with our “older” members, the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal) have joined UNANIMA International as our 20th member community. They are a community of 2,200 ministering in 19 countries. Sister Shauna Bankemper, their […]

Meet the Interns!

5 October 2015

It is always exciting to welcome new interns and enjoy seeing their reactions to walking into the United Nations for the first time! Here they are, at the UN front gate on their first day, ready for adventure. Amila Rodrigo SDS, and Susan Newland (representing the Brigidine Sisters) will introduce themselves in their own words […]

The Sustainable Development Goals Translated

5 October 2015

The draft outcome document “Transforming our world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development” is now available in the six official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) at: This document is the one containing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which was approved by the UN General Assembly at the high […]

Sign the Climate Change Petition

5 October 2015

Here is the link to the Climate Change petition on our website

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