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News Flashes!

  • Suzette Clark RSC alerted the Australian Justice Network about the issue of coal seam development, and offered them resources and recommendations. She was featured in the Newsletter of Catholic Religious Australia.
  • The 20 registrations we are allowed for the Commission on the Status of Women are all taken, but if you still want to register, contact [email protected] to be put on a waiting list. If you change your mind about coming, let her know immediately so your place can be given to someone else.  Also remember that you can watch live and taped events from CSW at http://www.un.org/webcast . For those registered, be sure you have notified Leo House about housing, if you are staying there! They are very full that time of year.
  • Remember, a good place to really see the UN in action is the less-well-publicized Commission on Social Development (5-15 February). The theme this year is the empowerment of people; and there is no problem getting full passes for this very interesting UN Commission!
  • UNANIMA is listed as one of the organizations of Women Religious Against Trafficking, featured at the Bakhita Initiative website.
  • Terre des Hommes International Federation announced the publication of two new handbooks on how to prevent child trafficking and exploitation, and how to support their recovery and reintegration. Both can be downloaded here.
  • The UN Department of Public Information has released a new iPhone “App” that will highlight all the activities of the UN system around the world. The app is:  https://unp.un.org/calendar/