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The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations joins other nongovernmental organizations with UN accreditation in work for a just and reliable world food system. The NGO Working Group on Food and Hunger at the United Nations “recognizes that nearly a billion people in the world are hungry and a billion more suffer from malnutrition. Therefore, we seek to pursue urgent international action to end the world food crisis. We envision a global food system that ensures a secure and equitable supply of nutritious food, that are produced in environmentally, socially and economically sustainable ways.”
As part of that work, the ...
by Brendan Welsh
Today, the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda met to discuss their report, and answer questions from representatives of various countries, NGOs, and various government agencies. Michael Anderson, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on the UN Development Goals began by introducing the five Transformative Shifts laid out in the report:
1. Leave no one behind
2. Sustainable Development at the Core
3. Transform Economies for Jobs and Inclusive Growth
4. Build Peace and Effective, Open, and Accountable Public Institutions
5. Forge a New Global Partnership
Anderson added that the report, “isn’t a set of legally-binding ...
The 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly is underway. Today, delegates focused their attention on non-communicable diseases. The President of Kenya explained to the General Assembly actions being taken to address these diseases in his country. Over the next days, other heads of state including U.S. President Barack Obama will arrive in New York to address the General Assembly.
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The following release came from the general secretary of the World Council of Churches of which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a member. The World Council of Churches requests donations go to ACT Alliance, a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) partner. Another way to give is through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
In comments to staff of the World Council of Churches (WCC) on 18 August, the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit expressed alarm at the “blocking and hindering of the food supply in famine-struck Somalia, with the effect that more and more people are dying. This interference with humanitarian ...
The registration deadline for the Peacemaking Pre-conference Gun Violence, Gospel Values: Mobilizing in Response to God’s Call and Conference Growing Christ’s Peace at the Big Tent is extended to JUNE 15. Peacemaking registration scholarships funds are still available on a...