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MMS Statement to the CSW 58


 The significant progress made by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) can not be ignored or denied . It is a known fact that the Faith-based organizations have played an important role in the pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals, including food and hunger programs, education, healthcare, housing, water and sanitation, and much more. We continue to do so particularly in areas where Government services are unavailable. Our collective experience urges that the globally agreed goals to fight poverty should continue beyond 2015 since 870 million people still grapple with the reality of hunger and poverty every day.

Large-scale social and economic transformation, partnerships and political will is required if we are to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. We recognize the significant progress made.  However, existing commitments remain far from realized. We affirm that the promotion of gender equality from a human rights perspective and the contributions and empowerment …

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MMS & 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”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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12 Inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes

Every July 18, the world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day – a day to recognize Mandela’s contributions to freedom, equality, and human rights and to follow his example of service to build a better world.

To get inspired, here is a list of 12 amazing quotes from Madiba.                                         

1.    “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

2.    “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

3.      “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love,

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July 12th -Malala Day at the UN

Secretary-General, at Youth Assembly Featuring  Malala Day

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Youth Assembly on Malala Day, in New York, on 12 July:

Welcome to the United Nations.  It is wonderful to see you all here.

Before I begin, I would like to thank the President of the General Assembly for his leadership in organizing this very meaningful Youth Assembly today, honouring Malala, our hero, our champion.  And I would like to also thank the extraordinary leadership of our United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, for his strong commitment and raising the awareness of global education.  It is a great pleasure to have again Malala, our champion, among us in celebrating her sixteenth birthday.

Today, youth of the world are taking over the United Nations.  This United Nations is occupied by youth delegates.  I welcome it.  You are sending a message — a …

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Our Violent Economy is Hurting Women

Violence against women is as old as patriarchy.

Traditional patriarchy has structured our worldviews and mindsets, our social and cultural worlds, on the basis of domination over women and the denial of their full humanity and right to equality. But it has intensified and become more pervasive in the recent past. It has taken on more brutal forms, like the murder of the Delhi gang rape victim and the recent suicide of a 17-year-old rape victim in Chandigarh.

In India, rape cases and cases of violence against women have increased over the years. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reported 10,068 rape cases in 1990, which increased to 16496 in 2000. With 24,206 cases in 2011, rape cases jumped to incredible increase of 873 percent from 1971 when NCRB started to record cases of rape. And Delhi has emerged as the rape capital  of India, accounting for 25 percent of …

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UN September 2011 Album

From UN September 2011, posted by Medical Mission Sisters at the UN on 1/20/2013 (9 items)

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