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UNANIMA Has More Good Interns!

2 October 2016

Meet the interns, Maria Deyanira Garcia Martinez SDS of Colombia, and Noeli Maria Massoni CCV of Brazil (Deya at left, Noeli at right): Maria Deyanira Garcia Martinez SDS (Sisters  of the Divine Savior) is from Colombia, South America. After high school she studied Education Sciences, with specializations in Catechesis and Educational Management. For her whole […]

Progress Against Human Trafficking

2 October 2016

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a young Yazidi woman, torture victim, and refugee, was appointed the UN Goodwill Ambassador against Human Trafficking (UN Office of Drugs and Crime–UNODC). The link below describes part of the effort of governments at the UN to take action; they have formed a “Group of Friends” against Human Trafficking. http://mfa.gov.by/en/press/news_mfa/f6b5ec478767eb9a.html

Haiti and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

2 October 2016

Last year, some NGOs in New York started working with the Haiti UPR process .The UPR reviews the country’s progress in human rights. Several of our congregations there gave us grassroots input for the civil society report. The country review is coming up in November 2016, in Geneva. Prior to this event, a pre-session will […]

Search for the New Secretary General (SG)

2 October 2016

The recent fourth ”straw poll” for SG was the first time that the five permanent members of the Security Council could use their veto, and one did veto Natalia Gherman of Moldova (one of the women candidates). Topping the list again was Portugal’s António Guterres (picture). In fifth place is Bulgaria’s Irina Bokova. The rest […]

UN Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants

2 October 2016

The high-level UN General Assembly this September is focusing on Migrants and Refugees. They are expected to approve an outcome document called “The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants” that expresses the political will of world leaders to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale. World leaders spoke of how each […]

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