MMS &UN News- Oct

Dear Readers,

New year at the UN : The opening of the UN General Assembly’s 71st Session in September included a celebration of the first anniversary of the adoption of 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The moment also served as a reminder to the international community that only 14 years remain to achieve the ambitious targets set out in the SDGs. For any government or other actors that has not yet done so, it is high time to get started on implementation, but taking the first step to implement this complex agenda may be the most difficult. More info:

The UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants: A special High level event was organized on 19 Sept focusing on the issues of Refugees and migrants. The NGO committee on Migration (MMS are members) called the world leaders for action. The Summit launched explicit …

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A True story of Seema Devi


Semma Devi is 25 year old and fifth wife of an old man. Being dark and short her parents who are uneducated and poor married her off to this old man. She was abused by people and often by her own relatives since a poor woman in India has little value other than to use her for work or marry and produce children for a man.  She felt very sad, no dignity of her own, powerless and not able to get out of the triple effect of poverty, illiteracy and patriarchy.  Feeling dejected and helpless of her pitiful situation, she suffered and there was no one to listen or offer her any help.

When she heard that our organization, Medical Mission Sisters (MMS) who are committed to  health and healing through promotion  of justice and empowerment of women and …

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MMS & UN news -August 2016


 “It’s not the number of people that is the threat to the planet. It is the behavior of people that is the threat to the planet.”  Kate Gilmore, the Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.

 Dear Readers,

Earth Overshoot day:  On August 8, 2016, we have used as much from nature as our planet can renew in the whole year. June 2016 was the hottest month in record. We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester. It depends on each of us how we use the resources, for more info:  Gentle reminder to change our behavior ,

UNCTAD 14 outcome- a sigh of relief : As usualall the UN conferences are tuff because of the ongoing  power struggle between the developed and developing countries. For over half a …

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UN events August 2016

2 August -16 September :  Conference on Disarmament 2016, /5158


 9 August : International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples


 12 August: International Youth Day


19  August: World Humanitarian Day

29 August : International Day Against Nuclear Tests

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MMS & the UN news letter – July 2016

Dear Readers,

July was hectic with numerous meetings and events  at the UN and following are some of the highlights:

HLPF 2016 , 11 – 20 July. The first High-level Political Forum after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, including the three-day ministerial meeting was convened from 11 to 20 July. The preparatory meetings were from 7 July including a Sunday. Delegates, ministers and other stakeholders categorized in to 12 Major groups were the participants besides the UN agencies. One aim of the 10-day event was to bring different parties together to discuss implementation as well as trying to determine how to monitor progress of the 2030 Agenda.

Among the 193 countries, 22 countries volunteered to give their report (NVR) while others were inspired to learn from one another. Some countries included the Civil Society in their team while others did not even consult National NGOs. At the …

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Up coming Events

23-24 May 2016:   Humanitarian summit – Istanbul Turkey

6-7 June 2016: First annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs – New York

23-27 May 2016: 2nd Meeting of the UN Environment Assembly

27-29 May 2016: Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA)

28 May 2016: International Day of Action for Women’s Health

11-20 July2016:  High Level Political Forum – New York…

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