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!!
“THE HIGHEST ASPIRATION A CALL TO ACTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS.” Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres wrote on the occasion of the 75th General Assembly of the UN, September 2020 As I write this reflection, it is the eve of the bombing of Pearl Harbor 79 years ago. It’s hard to believe that […]
“Living in poverty means experiencing intense physical, mental and emotional suffering accompanied by a sense of powerlessness to do anything about it.” Resolution 47/196 voted on December 22, 1992, the General Assembly declared 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This Day gives an opportunity for those living poverty to make their […]
Every year at the UN, the International Day of the Girl is celebrated on October 12th. It is preceded with 11 days of action from October 2 to October 11th. It is a campaign of transformative action, to shine a light on ideas, solutions and unity in support of girl’s rights. This year’s focus is […]
Unlike the last 75 years, the General Assembly this year is totally virtual. This is a huge change for everyone and one that is disappointing. Each head of member states created a prerecording of their country’s 75th Anniversary Statement. In the UN Assembly hall itself is the chair for the day, who calls on the […]