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Next Secretary General?

2 August 2016

Until this year the selection process for the UN Secretary General (SG) has been cloaked in secrecy and controlled by the “big five” of the Security Council—Britain, China, France, Russia, and the US. This year the process has been more open—there have been open interviews and debates, and on 21 July the first of a […]

UNANIMA International (UI) Transitions

2 August 2016

Tori Larson (pictured next page), Executive Assistant at UI since early 2014, is leaving to pursue a law degree at Berkeley this fall. In reflecting on her time at UNANIMA (UI) she wrote: “These two years have flown by. I have learned more than I ever could have expected — not only about social justice, […]

Holy See at the UN Statement on Child Trafficking

2 August 2016

See statement at link below.  http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2016/07/19/160719a.html

Intern Reflections

2 August 2016

UNANIMA was lucky to have two excellent helpers for a while this summer. Intern Nonata Bezerra SND (left) and volunteer Alex (Jennie) Satterfield (right), a student from Brescia University are shown here with Executive Assistant Tori Larson (center). Here they reflect on their time with us:  Nonata felt very welcomed by the entire NGO community […]

Victories in Ending Child Marriage

2 August 2016

Child, early and forced marriage is a major human rights violation, and unfortunate reality around the world. In July, The Gambia and Tanzania made major strides as they banned child marriage, with strict penalties for violation. Read about these landmark steps towards ending child marriage worldwide here.  The Working Group on Girls, an NGO committee […]

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