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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 […]

War Zone, USA: Hardship and Healing for Indigenous Water Protectors

7 April 2017

By Ariana Alvarez, UN intern for the Loretto Community & member of the NGO Mining Working Group When you think of war zones, it is easy to think of something far off. Growing up in the Bay Area of California, I recognized that I would most likely never have to enter a war zone in […]

2016 UI Woman of Courage Briefs UNANIMA on the role of NGOs in the Global Water Crisis

7 April 2017

At their recent meeting, the UNANIMA Board was joined by Meera Karunananthan (pictured at left with Jean Quinn) for the formal presentation of the 2016 Woman of Courage Award. In addition to expressing her gratitude for the honor of being recognized by a group of women of strong conviction, Meera graced the group with a […]

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 […]

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