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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Town Hall Event with UN SG Antonio Guterres

7 April 2017

The new UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres continued breaking new ground at this year’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61). Keeping a promise to do things differently, Guterres held an unprecedented “Town Hall” meeting at which civil society representatives were given the opportunity to share their most pressing concerns with him directly and to […]

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