MMS & UN News Update July

                                                                                                            

Dear Readers,

The highlight of July is the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).  It was convened from July 9-18 with prior preparatory processes under the theme ‘Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.’ Four years after the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) started, the 2019 meeting of the HLPF opened to take stock of progress, gaps, and obstacles. 47 countries (7 for the second time) have volunteered to present their Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) to the HLPF. Speakers highlighted the need for more empowerment, courage, inclusivity, and equality. A presentation on the progress made on SDG 4 (quality education) revealed a “global learning crisis”, despite steady growth in school enrolment rates, more than …

MMS & The UN Newsletter May & June 2019

                                                                                

Dear Readers,

In May the Religious at the UN (RUN) had one day retreat highlighting the Eco spirituality and our ministry at the UN. 

Each year on 5 Junethe world celebrates the World Environment Daywhich is also the birthdate of UN Environment Program. This year the main celebrations is in China and the theme is #BeatAirPollution. Clean air is a human right, and a necessary pre-condition for addressing climate change as well as achieving many Sustainable Development Goals. Air pollution does not only damage human health, it also hampers the economy in many ways.

https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/?xv=1&c=1

listen to this 15-year-old Alexandria Villasenor speak at the event.   http://bit.ly/2R3OAM0.

Breathe Life, a campaign by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the World Health Organization and UN Environment, is running initiatives in 55 cities, as well as numerous countries and regions, benefiting over 153 million citizens. For example, campaign …