Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
by Sarah Hoyle
As the focus in the UN changes from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, it is important to celebrate the Goals that have been achieved,
When the MDGs were established, the world was gripped in a swiftly spreading AIDS pandemic that was spiraling out of control. MDG6 was established not to eliminate AIDS, but to halt and reverse its spread. An announcement was released yesterday by UNAIDS that “new HIV infections have fallen by 35% and AIDS-related deaths by 41%. The global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and nearly ...
by Carolyn Diener
On Sunday, March 9 my husband Tom, who has accompanied me to New York for the Commission on the Status of Women, and I were privileged to attend the First Chinese Presbyterian Church of New York City for their 11:00am service. This visit came about because of my Presbyterian sister Peng Leong who is a member and Commissioned Ruling Elder at First Chinese Presbyterian Church. Peng was my partner for the Presbyterian orientation and she issued the invitation. We drove to the church at 61 Henry Street in Chinatown. Since parking is at a premium, Peng ...
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 ...
“MDGs, Poverty and the Post-2015 Agenda - working together for a world without discrimination”
When: 17 October, 2013 – 10AM – 11:30AM EDT
Where: UNICEF House Exhibition Space - Danny Kaye Centre - New York
Live Stream Available the day of the event!
October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Building on the many movements and actions that traditionally take place on this day, the World We Want Platform will host its next interactive People's Voices Series event.
Representatives of non-governmental organizations, community organizations, social movements, youth-led organizations, UN agencies, Member States, private sector, media and academia are ...