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!!
November 6-18th is the COP 27 meeting in Egypt. Sister Sharon Zayac shares an introduction to this important next step in saving our planet. A huge delegation of people will be in Egypt at the foot of Mt Sinai where the monks of St. Catherine have been in continuous prayer for 17 centuries. The first official […]
One of the greatest tasks of the global community is the eradication of poverty. Eradication of poverty is the First of the SDG’s. The theme for this year’s International Day of Eradication of poverty is: Dignity for All in Practice: The Commitments We Make Together for Social Justice, Peace, and the Planet. The key word of […]
Hello, My name is Jill Buffetta. I am a junior at Marymount Manhattan College double majoring in International Studies and Politics and Human Rights. For the Fall 2022 semester I have the honor of interning with Sister Dusty at the Dominican Leadership Conference, an NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC. Over the past weekend I […]
Friday, August 26th was the completion of the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Review. It did not provide much opportunity for civil society to join the multiple conversations on nuclear weapons. It was a tense month, and the outcome was incomplete in many ways. A lengthy document was submitted by France on behalf of 55 countries, which included the […]