News letter- March 2015

Dear  Readers,                                                                                                                                                                                March named for the Roman God “Mars” is a month of many special days, Mar.8 -International women’s day,        Mar 21– International day of Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Mar 22- World day for Water, 25Interntl day of remembrance of victims of Slavery Mar 28 – Earth hour are a few to mention. The UN Commission on the Status of women CSW59 held from March 9-20, as mentioned earlier MMS organized programs- “Unearthing Development- impact of Mining on Indigenous women” and “ Women’s Spirituality : Pioneering and Transforming”. Several MMS and Associates were participants as well as speakers. Following are some of their comments:-

Visit to the UN … some highlights from Sr. Lucy Klein- Gebbinck                                                                                                    It was a great experience being at the UN for the CSW- Beijing + 20. Such a strong sense of global sisterhood and woman power. Such a reality check with …

Next at the UN – Post 2015 Negotiations

Post–2015 negotiations
* 20–24 April: Means of implementation and global partnership for sustainable development
* 18–22 May: Follow–up and review
* 22–25 June: Intergovernmental negotiations on the outcome document
* 20–24 July, 27–31 July: Intergovernmental negotiations on the
outcome document
* 25–27 September: UN Summit: Delivering on and Implementing a
Transformative Post–2015 Development Agenda*//*

* Financing for  Development –  FfD3 negotiations

* 15–19 June: Intergovernmental negotiations on the outcome document
* 13–16 July: 3rd Conference on Financing for Development in Addis – Ethiopia