Changed for Good: a Final Reflection on my UNANIMA Internship

10 May 2017

By Colleen Jackson, RSC I am rapidly coming to the conclusion of my 3-month internship at UNANIMA and the UN. It is difficult in a few short sentences to describe the impact of this time, but suffice to say … ‘I have been changed … for good’ (from the musical “Wicked”). Having spent my life […]

Indigenous Voices Sing Out for Earth Justice at the UN

10 May 2017

At the end of each April, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues brings a wave of color, song, and spirituality to UN Headquarters. The Forum serves as a space in which indigenous peoples from around the world can shed light on the particular development, peace, and security concerns they feel, challenges they face, and solutions […]

Sisters of St. Anne Teach Model UN Group about SDGs

10 May 2017

The UNESCO Student Committee at Collège Sainte-Anne in Lachine (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), supervised by the head of the Spiritual and Community Animation Department, held a Model UN on April 6 and 7, 2017. To stage the event during Human Rights Week, the Student Committee had assistance from the United Nations Delegation from the Université de […]

A Call from the UN and Response from NGOs on Climate Change and Water Protection

6 April 2017

The UN system did not forget to acknowledge the environment in the midst of all the activity focused on women last month. On 23 March, the President of the General Assembly held a High-level Event on Climate Change in the Sustainable Development Agenda. Several governments made statements about the effects of climate change already being […]

A Time for Change

9 March 2017

By Colleen Jackson, RSC (Catherine Ferguson Scholar)   These last weeks at UNANIMA and the UN have highlighted increasing contrasts for me, between the aspirations of the UN towards a more inclusive, cooperative and just world, and the rise of xenophobic, non-participatory and exclusive politics around our world. The UN 2030 Agenda of ‘leaving no […]

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