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UN Commission discusses how to meet the needs of an ageing global society

10 May 2017

In early April, the UN Commission on Population and Development met to discuss the changing age demographics around the globe and how these trends might be harnessed for development in some of the world’s least developed regions. According to the report of the Commission, the major trend in global age demographics is that, overall, the […]

Daughters of Wisdom Celebrate 20 Years of Housing the Homeless

10 May 2017

Jean Quinn, DW founded Sophia Housing in 1997 as a national organization which cares and supports people with complex mental health and addiction needs who are homeless. Denis Doherty, Chairperson of Sophia Housing, said “Twenty years after Jean’s vision and leadership established an organization that not only sought to respond to people’s housing needs, but also […]

CSocD 2017: A Veteran’s Overview

9 March 2017

By Renaude Grégoire, Social Justice Office – Sisters of Saint Anne   Every year in February, since 2011, I have participated in the Commission for Social Development (CSocD). The Commission brings together State members, UN agencies, and civil society organizations to strengthen the social pillar of sustainable development. The Commission is preceded by the Civil […]

My First Visit to the UN

9 March 2017

By Regina O’Connor, Social Concerns Office – Sisters of St. Anne, St. Marie Province   I am new to my position as Coordinator for Social Concerns for the St. Marie Province of the Sisters of St. Anne.  I have had to learn about many new areas in this position or at least to look at […]

From Grassroots Mission to UN Headquarters

9 March 2017

By Marita Nolasco Capili, SP   My name is Marita Nolasco Capili, SP, and I am a member of Congregation of the Sisters of Providence. I have been on mission in El Salvador for the last two years and serving as the President and Administrator of the Providence Beca (Scholarship) Program in the Bajo Lempa […]

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