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Progress on the UN Plastics Treaty

By: Helga Haass-Männle and Sr. Patty Johnson

The Congregations of Sisters of St Joseph Non-Governmental Organization attended the United Nations second Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-2) on Plastic Pollution in Paris from May 29 through June 2. We were represented by Helga Haass-Männle, PhD Chem., a Chambery Associate who lives in Norway, supported by Sr. Jeannette Londadjim, member of the Institute of the Sisters of St. Joseph and her community, living in Paris.


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COP 27: Climate Change Conference

By: Sr. Marianne Sennick

UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 states: “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.” The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change, referred to as the Conference of the Parties (COP). It held its 27th meeting in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6 November – 20 November 2022. (more…)

Human Rights and Elections

By: Sr. Marianne Sennick | Main Representative for the Congregations of St. Joseph’s NGO

There are two international foundations of humanitarian law which form the basis for the right to hold free and fair elections. (more…)