Meet Our New Intern!

7 March 2016

The Daughters of Wisdom have sent their first intern from the Province of Great Britain and Ireland. Jean Quinn DW is pictured here at a UN Department of Information briefing on the refugee crisis. Let Jean introduce herself, in her own words:  “Last June I completed ten years as Province Leader and was given a year’s […]

NGO Forum

7 March 2016

Before the UN Commission on Social Development, our NGO Committee on Social Development holds a Forum for civil society; it was very sucessful this year. The planning committee had made great efforts to engage participants from all over the world, and the energy level was high! This year the Forum was extended to two days, […]

Commission for Social Development

7 March 2016

Officials at the UN and civil society were watching this Commission with great anticipation. It was the first major UN event scheduled after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were passed in September, and the UN Paris Climate Change conference in December. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said “This is a crucially important time for humanity. The […]

Moving Along with the SDGs

7 March 2016

Much work has been done to mobilize around the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, but in many ways the hard work starts now. Our part is to be pioneers, advocates, implementers, campaigners, and watchdogs – and to ensure over the coming years that the promises made in 2015 are achieved. Last year we […]

Still Fighting for Water

7 March 2016

After years of legal argument, Jessica Ernst, UNANIMA International’s 2011 Woman of Courage, recently began a battle before the Supreme Court of Canada with a powerful Canadian energy regulator. Her case asks if a government agency can prevent a citizen from raising concerns about groundwater contamination, and suing it for damages. Eight years ago, Ernst […]

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