Special Event on April 4, 2017

Stories of innovative best practices on SDGs from South India

Topic 1: Initiatives in child-led action for SDGs and for a brave new
world fit for children.

Topic 2 : Initiatives in participatory local governance and
Grassroots sociocracy

Mobilizing People for SDGs through neighborhood Parliaments of Adults

  Speaker: Fr.Edwin John

        Children’s Parliaments & Neighborhood parliaments in India.

4  April 2017 – 10.30 Am to 11.30 Am
At the Baha’i International Offices,
866 UN Plaza, Suite 120, New York 10017
All are welcome!

Organized by : Medical Mission Sisters (SCMM)

Kindly RSVP to : celine@mmsmission.net latest by Friday,31 March.
(to forward the names to Baha’i for security purposes)

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For DPI/NGO event – Roots of change: MMS as agents of Change

Dr.Anna Dengel founder of MMS told us “the sufferings of the world should have an echo in your hearts”. Her passion and compassion gave birth to our organization Medical Mission Sisters and that’s how I Celine is here today. Anna’s journey as a woman Doctor started in 1925 when she responded to the health needs of the Muslim women in Rawalpindi North India Now Pakistan who were not allowed to see male doctors. Anna had a vision that women health professionals who dedicated their lives to God could make a difference in helping women to have access to the health care they deserved. She saw this not only as a work of Charity, but also one of Justice.
Austrian Dr Anna founded our organization in Washington DC for the women in India, yes, we are global citizens from the beginning.
Anna was instrumental in changing a Canon law of Catholic …

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MMS & the UN News-Feb 2017

Dear Readers,

The 55th Commission on Social Development was from February 1 – 10, 2017 with a priority theme: “Strategies for eradication poverty to achieve sustainable development for all.” The NGO Committee on Social Development, a coalition of organizations dedicated to working towards a people-centered social change and development through the UN, engage with this commission very closely. In fact, the Civil Society Forum that precedes the Commission is jointly sponsored by the NGO Committee Social Development and UN-DESA Division for Social Policy and Development.

We have come to realize that economic growth will not reduce poverty, improve equality or produce decent jobs. It is becoming increasingly difficult to reach people living in extreme poverty. Often the progress is temporary for those who have moved out of poverty.

“Understanding genuine causes and solutions to the various poverty traps demands a dispassionate and objective reflection on the inadequacies of longstanding …

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MMS and the UN- Jan 2017

Dear Readers,

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:

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/hope_avaaz_2016_share/?baAYccb&v=86004&cl=11491790069&_checksum=e361645abe835963f3594dd2b469ee85044ea57ff429da421f7fbb2c28a36240

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 …

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MMS & the UN news-Dec 2016

Dear Readers,
Many things happened during the last few months including the Election of new leaders both at the UN and for the US. Though it seems like a defeat for women, we are delighted that Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, the Environmental Minister of Nigeria and outgoing Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning is the new Deputy Secretary General. She said “The opportunity and responsibility to serve people and planet as the next UN Deputy Secretary-General is truly humbling”.

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change
On November 4th, the Paris Agreement entered into force with the ratification of over 55 countries, just three days before the COP22 conference in Marrakech. This is the first time in the history of the UN that an agreement reached the required number of ratifications in less than one year! To celebrate this unprecedented feat, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon held an event at the …

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