Invitation to a Webinar on Environment

India will be hosting the global World Environment Day celebrations on 5 June 2018.
With “Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme, the world is coming together to combat single-use plastic pollution killing our ocean lives.

Five Religious Congregations comprising four NGOs with Special Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) status with the United Nations in New York, invite you to participate in a webinar on Saturday 12 May 2018.
Time: 8 am. – 9 am New York. 9 – 10am Latin America.1 -2 pm London, 2-3 PM Africa and 5.30 – 6.30 pm India 8 PM-9 PM The Philippines Please Check out your time zone with this information.

With a title “Still possible to save the planet?” we hope to raise awareness, and share information on different aspects of the environment – the challenges, ideas on what we can do to improve and a spiritual call to action. We hope that …

MMS and UN news -May


Speaking from the UN…

OWG 11th    : The 11th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, were held from May 5-9. The Co-chairs of the OWG have produced a new version of possible goals and targets. There are now 16 focus areas (possible GOALS) with under each some 6 – 12 targets, almost all time-bound and quantified. In comparison to a legal text, the proposal for global goals will not be legally binding – as the MDGs are – and the co-chairs aim at simple targets of 1 line and all conditions should be addressed in indicators for these targets.  The Co-Chairs feel that we need a lot more