UN global compacts on refugees and migrants near completion

[UN – NGO] Sisters Margaret O’Dwyer and Catherine Prendergast, representing the Company of the Daughters of Charity at the United Nations, share the news below from the UN in New York:

It is a significant time at the United Nations.   Two separate agreements—one related to refugees and the other to migrants–are nearing completion.  Talks related to the Global Compact on Refugees ended on July 4thin Geneva.   Negotiations toward the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration will finish July 13 in New York. Read More

World leaders to discuss peace and decent lives for all

[UN-NGO] Sisters Margaret O’Dwyer and Catherine Prendergast, representing the Company of the Daughters of Charity at the United Nations, share the news below from the UN in New York:

World leaders will gather in New York, September 12-25, for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.   Presidents and prime ministers will be present for what is called “the General Debate,” which begins on Tuesday, September 19th.  During the debate, leaders will offer thoughts on the theme: “Striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet.” Read More

Vincentian Family UN panel discusses strategy to end poverty

170214 UN Panel 41[UN-NGO] Sister Catherine Prendergast representing the Company of the Daughters of Charity at the United Nations, shares the news below from the UN in New York:

The Vincentian Family provided input into the United Nations’ 55th Commission for Social Development, February 1, by organizing a panel discussion on “The Triad of Grass Roots Engagement, Advocacy, and Systemic Change in the Elimination of Poverty.” Read More

Ninth UN Secretary General Sworn In

Secretaries General 320[UN-NGO] Sisters Catherine Prendergast and Margaret O’Dwyer, representing the Company of the Daughters of Charity at the United Nations, share the news below from the UN in New York:

The torch for leading the world’s over 7 billion people will soon be passed to Portugal’s Antonio Guterres.   Mr. Guterres was sworn in, and outgoing Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon honored, December 12, at the United Nation’s General Assembly Hall in New York. Read More

Fr. Mavrič meets Vincentian Family UN NGOs

161127 UN 00[UN-NGO] Sister Catherine Prendergast representing the Company of the Daughters of Charity at the United Nations, shares the news below from the UN in New York:

Collaboration and the upcoming 400th Anniversary of the birth of the Vincentian Charism were on the mind of Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, November 11, when he met with UN NGOs at the Congregation of the Mission NGO Office in New York. Read More

The Vincentian Family in Ukraine: Connecting Global and the Local levels – Advocacy at the UN

161026 Ukraine 2thmb[NGO-UN] By Fr. Guillermo Campuzano, C.M., 
NGO Representative to the UN,
Congregation of the Mission

Recently, I was invited to visit Vincentian Family works in the Ukraine.    I saw consecrated lay persons and ordained members of the Family dreaming, interacting, and serving together in a very natural, collaborative way… clearly this is the model we are called to imitate!  Read More

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Poverty Philippines 300[UN-NGO] Sister Catherine Prendergast representing the Company of the Daughters of Charity at the United Nations, shares the news below from the UN in New York:

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Read More

World Humanitarian Day : 19 August 2016

UN flag 320[UN Geneva] This year, World Humanitarian Day centered on the important role of youth.  The recent World Humanitarian Summit (Istanbul, May 2016) showed the effective action of young people, especially if they are encouraged to become ‘drivers’ for the life of their community. Read More

Key issues to be raised at UN’s 71st General Assembly

160909_UN_assembly[UN-NGO] Sisters Catherine Prendergast and Margaret O’Dwyer, representing the Company of the Daughters of Charity at the United Nations, share the news below from the UN in New York:

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate change, and support for refugees and migrants are just a few of more than 170 agenda topics to be addressed during the United Nation’s upcoming 71st General Assembly (GA). The Assembly runs September 13 to 26 at UN Headquarters in New York.  The General Assembly provides a forum for discussion of international issues, including peace and security. Read More