We are gifted with one more year and like many of you I want to start the New Year with optimism but the world realities make me a bit worried optimist. The UN Security council’s adoption of a much needed resolution demanding an end to settlement building by Israel, indeed is good news while the GA agreement to give ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) an observer status, equal to Holy See and Palestine is very disappointing-since money can influence the shaping of UN decisions which the civil society is genuinely concerned. In spite of all this, Avaaz gives us one million reasons for hope in 2017:
Role of the UN in the world – a recap on 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2sck1yq5Wk
Gratitude to the Outgoing UN leaders : The UN was blessed with two great leaders-Secretary General Ban Ki Moon who made the ‘most impossible job’ a possible …
SEEMA DEVI : THE ICON OF VAISHALI DISTRICT Of NORTH INDIA.
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 …
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…
Make every day an Earth Day!
International Mother Earth Day April 22 was an opportunity to highlight the interdependence between people and variety of species with which we share this planet. “Trees for the Earth was the Theme of the 2016 Earth day. This year’s observance brings hope of a better future for all Since World leaders from 175 Countries signed the Paris Climate Agreement on the Mother Earth day while 15 countries ratified. There were celebrations, excitements and rejoicing: – Never before had so many countries signed an international agreement on its first day , never before the world had been agreed to address a critical global threat as is climate Change. France the host country of Climate Agreement was the first to sign. When US Secretary of State John Kerry holding his darling granddaughter signed, it was the echo of the 193 young Students paraded in …
Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) High-level Symposium, Brussels
49th Session of the Commission on Population and Development, New York
15th session of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration, New York
ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development, New York
Fourth High Level Forum on UN Global Geospatial Information Management, Addis Ababa