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Matt Cowell, our YAV attended his first UN General Assembly this week. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is accredited to the United Nations and through the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations advocates and engages the United Nations. Read his blog below:
Greetings from the United Nations! The General Debate of the seventieth session of the UN General Assembly is in full swing here. During this pivotal week at the opening of the debate, every member state and permanent observer state makes speeches focusing on the various issues of the day—196 speeches over the course of six days ...
During the UN General Assembly meetings, world leaders gathered for a summit on international peacekeeping. Below is the declaration from 43 United Nations member states:
Declaration of Leaders' Summit on Peacekeeping
The Governments of Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Republic of Korea, Romania, Rwanda, Turkey, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, United States, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Vietnam jointly declare their support for the following:
As the United Nations marks its seventieth anniversary ...
We welcome Matt Cowell, the first Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) to serve with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. Below is Matt's first blog:
Greetings to all! My name is Matt Cowell and I am a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) serving in New York City at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations. For those
of you who don’t know, the YAV program is a service corps of the PC(USA), this year bringing together 85 mostly twenty-somethings to serve for one year in 17 U.S. cities and four foreign countries ...
Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has made news recently because he is under prosecution for having sex with multiple children. Some news stories have used prostitution language in their reports. The abuse is human trafficking.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a long history of fighting human trafficking, including the commercial sexual exploitation of children. You can learn more about the work of the PC(USA) Human Trafficking Roundtable by clicking here. A partner of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on trafficking affirmed by our General Assembly is ECPAT-USA. ECPAT-USA works to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children ...
From our partners in the Presbyterian Office of Public Witness:
Every year, hundreds of Palestinian children—some as young as 12 years old—are detained and arrested in an Israeli military detention system where ill treatment and abuse are widespread.
Many are taken from their families in night raids, held without charges or due process, and subjected to abuse and poor conditions while in custody.
Congresswoman Betty McCollum has introduced a “Dear Colleague” letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, urging diplomatic action from the State Department on the issue of human rights for Palestinian children.
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