Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Esther Lee
March 8, 2014. The long awaited Ecumenical Women Orientation had arrived.
Making my way to the United Nations early morning, I did not know what to expect other than knowing that there were going to be numerous people attending from all around the world. Upon my arrival at the Church Center, there was already a throng of attendees conversing with one another in much excitement. Though the amount of planning I had personally participated in was trivial, it was refreshing to observe the heavily planned and anticipated day finally play out.
With breakfast kicking off the day ...
"Women are not the problem. Women are the solution."
Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women’s Executive Director, reminded those gathered for Ecumenical Women at the United Nations orientation for the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women of this reality.
She went on to note that "You cannot end poverty without empowering women." Her presentation focused on the theme of the Commission: "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls."
Noting the connection between ending violence against women and girls and achieving empowerment and development of women and girls, Ms ...
Originally posted by the World Communion of Reformed Churches by Anna Krueger
Dora Arce Valentín, the World Communion of Reformed Churches’ executive secretary for justice and partnership, will join a delegation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that will advocate for gender equity with the 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. This Commission is a functional commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women.
Arce Valentín will serve on a panel ...
The 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will meet from March 10 – 21, 2014 in New York. This functional commission will make recommendations on “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.” Sources of information about the Commission include:
The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 – 21 March 2014 (tentative date).
The Presbyterian delegation will work with our partners Ecumenical Women to join in advocacy on this year’s priority theme, “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.” The UN and its member states are currently conducting extensive consultation in partnership with civil society organizations on the achievements and challenges of the MDGs and the development framework that should emerge after 2015.
Our advocacy depends ...