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MMS & UN news-Jan 2014

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Dear Sisters, Associates and Friends,

Greetings from the snow covered US & the UN!  Some of the highlights from the UN are:

  6-10 Jan: OWG 7:  The seventh session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals dealt with: – Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport
- Sustainable consumption and production (including chemicals and waste)
- Climate change and disaster risk reduction.

Jan 15 : Remembering Rwanda:“ Understanding early warning of mass atrocities twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda” was an event held at the UN on January 15th.  “We must never forget the collective failure to prevent the Rwandan genocide,” Deputy secretary General jan Eliason told participants. “The demonization of people of different faiths or ethnic belonging is one of the most toxic deeds of which human beings are capable.

Jan 23- Feb 2- the GIFT Box Project :is a creative idea to …

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MMS & the UN news -December 2013

Dear  sisters, Associates and Friends,

 “If we look back to the year 2013, it is a year full of achievements and I am very proud of the colleagues” the UN Under-Secretary-General, Mr. Wu Hongbo. The two important inter-governmental processes as a result of the implementation of the Rio+20 follow up are the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and the Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing. We were involved in these two UN processes from the beginning.

Call for human rights in core of post-2015 development agenda:As governments meet at the United Nations to debate aspects of the sustainable development agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, over 300 civil society organizations from all parts of the world have come together to demand human rights be integrated into every aspect of the new framework. Together they have issued a joint statement, advanced by

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MMS & UN news December 2013

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Dear sisters, Associates and Friends,

“If we look back to the year 2013, it is a year full of achievements and I am very proud of the colleagues”said the UN Under-Secretary-General, Mr. Wu Hongbo. The two important inter-governmental processes, as a result of the implementation of the Rio+20 follow up are the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals and the Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing. We were involved in these two UN processes from the beginning.

Call for human rights in core of post-2015 Development Agenda:As governments meet at the United Nations to debate aspects of the sustainable development agenda to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, over 300 civil society organizations from all parts of the world have come together to demand human rights be integrated into every aspect of the new framework. Together they have issued a joint statement, advanced by

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