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Humanitarian crises such as the one in Syria do not have humanitarian solutions; they have political solutions.
Almost 60 million men, women, and children displaced by crises around the world.
Children make up over 50% of our displaced sisters and brothers.
More than 4 million Syrians have become refugees since 2011.
Over 7 million Syrians are internally displaced.
Refugees generally want to return home; the average refugee experience is 17 years.
These were some of the challenging realities discussed by a seminar group from the Presbytery of Long Island. An intergenerational group of about 60 Presbyterians from at least 8 ...
Join us on October 20, 2015 for a seminar on human trafficking and how the church is responding. The seminar will include presentations on:
Participants will tour the UN (limited to twenty).
The seminar will begin at 9:30 AM at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and move to Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House at for a community dinner and a special ...
photo by Willa Van Camp
A youth group from the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia participated in a seminar on July 7 and 8, 2015.
The group explored why followers of Jesus and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) engage in the public arena and have a presence at the United Nations.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, the forced displacement of children, the work of UNICEF, human trafficking, and child soldiers were among the topics the group considered.
Group members made Red Hands to join the campaign to end the use of children as soldiers.
The Red Hands ...
On January 23, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations provided a seminar for the International Law Society from the University of Baltimore School of Law on the topic of human rights.
Speaking at the seminar were:
Shulamith Koenig, Founding President, People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning (formerly known as People’s Decade for Human Rights Education)
Renzo Pomi, speaking in the photo, Amnesty International’s Representative at the United Nations
John Washburn, Convener of the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC)
Janette Amer, Human Rights Adviser with UNWomen
Ryan Smith and Mark Koenig shared ...
Halloween costumes have appeared in New York City. However you observe the holiday, consider participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this year.
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children's lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more.