Please click here to find the latest UN newsletter that shares reflections from the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), as well as upcoming summer UN events.
“April 24 – May 3 marked the sixteenth convening of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Concurrently, it marked the first outreach efforts by civil society groups to various member states on behalf of the NGO Committee on Migration to advocate for a human rights-based approach to the Global Compact on Migration […]” Read article by Dominican Volunteer Katherine Maloney
Submitted by Marcelline Koch, O.P.
The North American Dominican Justice Promoters gathered at Techny Towers near Chicago March 2-4. This bi-annual gathering is an opportunity for promoter input and discussion on the signs of the times and the subsequent updating of the US Dominican Call to Justice as well as serving as a support to the promoters in their justice work.
Fr. Francis Belanger is currently working at the Dominican Leadership Conference’s United Nations office with Margaret Mayce, O.P. In this latest UN update Fr. Francis reflects on a presentation at the UN—“Sustaining Peace in an Urban World.” The focus of the presentation was the “intersection between the disparate global issues of urbanization and peace-making.” Read article by Fr. Francis Belanger
“Each year the United States Mission to the United Nations releases a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report to re-assess and evaluate the status of human trafficking (both sex trafficking and labor trafficking) worldwide. At this point in time, human trafficking is not only an issue discussed with regularity at the UN, but it is also an issue central to the advocacy of the Catholic Church. For the first time in 70 years, the United States brought the issue of human trafficking into discussions in the United Nations Security Council . . .” Read article by Dominican Volunteer Katherine Maloney