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

A Day at COP21

DSC05456 c th[UN-NGO] Sister Monique Javouhey, representing the Company of the Daughters of Charity at the United Nations, shares the news below from the UN in Geneva:

The usual meeting at the Motherhouse of the small UN group allowed us to spend a day in the visitors’ pavilion at Bourget. Read More

Paris Climate Talks – Hope, Challenges, Action

Thermometer[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 world took steps to preserve its very existence, December 12, 2015, by reaching an historic agreement on curbing climate change, during COP21 talks in Paris. (COP21 stands for the 21st meeting of the Conference of the Parties, meaning countries that have signed on to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change). Read More

Christmas note to Sisters from United Nations

151222 UN 1[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:

Dear Sisters,
We — your representatives at the United Nations — would like to wish each of you a blessed Christmas and a peace-filled new year! Read More

Expectant world watches as leaders address climate change at COP21

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:

[UN-NGO] We, as Daughters of Charity, listen to the cries of the poor.  Pope Francis, in his Encyclical, Laudato Si, recognizes that the Earth is among the most abandoned and maltreated of our poor. “She groans in travail,” he said. Read More

Color your world blue on United Nations anniversary

ONU 70 EN1[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:

TURN THE WORLD UN BLUE:  Saturday, October 24,  marks the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.  Worldwide, people will celebrate with a splash of the color UN blue. Read More

October 17—International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

UN meeting_blue (1)[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:

Saturday, October 17,  marks International Day for the Eradication  of Poverty.  The observance goes back to October 17, 1987, when over 100,000 people met in Paris to bring to light victims of extreme poverty, violence, and hunger. Read More

World Humanitarian Day – August 19, 2015

world_humanitarian_day_2015_[UN – NGO]  The Vieira de Mello prize was awarded during the World Humanitarian Day.  Sergio de Mello was the special representative of the UN Secretary General who was killed in 2003, along with 21 other victims, in an attack against the UN in Bagdad, Iraq. Read More