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UNANIMA Welcomes a New Intern: Colleen Jackson

8 February 2017

Colleen is an RSC (Sister of Charity) from Australia. With a background in education (she started life as a Physical Education teacher!) she has, over the last 20 years, worked as a psychologist with a special interest in grief and trauma. Currently she is a counsellor/advocate with Foundation House (the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of […]

New Female Faces in UN Leadership

8 February 2017

The UN may not have a female Secretary General, as many hoped it would, but that does not mean the institution will need to wait another five years to see women become more visible and influential in its . In his statement before the General Assembly after taking his oath of office, Secretary General António […]

Two Major UN Commissions on the Horizon

8 February 2017

In the months of February and March, UN Headquarters will host two of its largest annual conferences. From 1 to 10 February, the 55th Commission on Social Development (CSocD55) will address the theme “Strategies for the eradication of poverty.” It will be preceded by a two-day forum hosted by Civil Society, during which the non-government […]

Justice Denied for a UI Woman of Courage

8 February 2017

The UI family extends a hand of compassion and solidarity this month to our 2011 Woman of Courage, Jessica Ernst. At the time she received the award, Jessica was in the midst of a prolonged legal battle against EnCana, a natural gas producer whose fracking project had contaminated the drinking water in her home community […]

UI Talks to GSR About Refugees

8 February 2017

In January, UI Executive Assistant Teresa Blumenstein was tapped by National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report for an interview on the policy and demographic outlook for refugees and migrants in 2017. The resulting article was produced in recognition of National Migration Week in the USA, which occurred from 8-14 January. In addition to speaking about […]

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