UN Updates provide a mirror into some of the important issues being addressed in the various UN Commissions and Committees. More than just “reports,” they are written with “heart;” and invite you to broaden your knowledge of the international agenda that very much impacts Dominican Sisters and Brothers and those with whom they live and work throughout the world. Enjoy!!
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield presented her appointment papers as the US Ambassador to the UN to Antonio Gutteres, Secretary General on Thursday, February 25. On Monday, March 1st the US began its Presidency of the UN Security Council for the month of March. The Ambassador began her term addressing the press Conference at the UN on Monday, March 1, identifying […]
Former Dominican Volunteer, Kati Garrison, is returning to the Dominican Leadership Conference at the United Nations to serve as migration and climate policy analyst, under the leadership of Sr. Dusty Farnan, OP. Kati began her engagement in the UN international policy sphere in 2012, under the direction of previous DLC representative Margaret Mayce, OP. She […]
The Commission for Social Development is ongoing this week. The priority theme: ‘Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all.’ The theme has been so timely as all of us and the UN World have been experimenting with technology its benefits and limitations. I’m delighted that a […]
According to Antonio Guterres, 2021 must be the year to change gears and put the world on track. “We need to move from death to health; from disaster to reconstruction; from despair to hope; from business as usual to transformation.” He outlines these four priorities: The first priority is to respond to COVID-19. Vaccines are a moral […]