Migration, Human Trafficking and the Eradication of Poverty were among a few of the many topics discussed at the UN during the 49th Commission on Population and Development, April 11-15, 2016. Both the Canadian and US Federations had representatives present to speak, advocate and listen from a global perspective on these important issues. (more…)
Sisters of St. Joseph from Canadian and US Federations at the UN – our first article can be accessed by clicking here. This article describes the 49th Commission on Population and Development and shares material concerning the Tuesday Morning Event. To access a video playlist of the five presentations click here.
Migration, Population, and Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals) – our second article can be read by clicking here. This article discusses the UN Side Event: Migration, Population, and Agenda 2030 sponsored by the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See, Augustinians International, Congregations of St. Joseph, Vincentians, Passionists International, and the NGO Committee on Migration. Our Sisters Sue Wilson (Canadian Federation) and Eileen McCann (Brentwood) were speakers for this Event and their presentations can be viewed by clicking here.
Sewing up the Loose Threads – The final installment of our Three Part Series – our third article can be read by clicking here. This article presents the meeting of the delegation with the Holy See at the UN and shares the personal insights of the participants.
|Overview of the Agenda at the United Nations
Monday – Arrival at the UN and participation in the 49th Commission on Population and Development
Wednesday – Meeting with the Holy See Mission at the United Nations
Thursday – Closing of the 49th Commission on Population and Development
The Congregations of St. Joseph together with three other New York based Religious UN NGOs, the Passionists International, the Augustinians International and the Vincentians, held an international conference in Rome from 22- 24 February 2016 on “ Religious and Migrations in the 21st Century: Perspectives, Response and Challenges.” (more…)