YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN UN DELEGATIONS IN 2011

Please consider becoming more involved in our SND ministry at the United Nations. As a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) accredited to the United Nations, we make our experience and expertise available to UN Commissions. One way we do this is by bringing Sisters from various parts of the congregation to UN Commission meetings.

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Commission for Social Development 

February 2-11, 2011, New York City

This UN Commission is primarily concerned with social justice, the promotion of people-centered development, and ensuring access to basic needs for persons living in poverty. This 49th Session will focus on poverty eradication. For more information about this meeting, go to http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/csocd/2011.html

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Commission on the Status of Women

February 22-March 4, 2011, New York City

This UN Commission is dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women. Their 55th Session will focus on access of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including full employment and decent work. For more information about this meeting, go to      http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/55sess.htm

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Commission on Sustainable Development

May 2-13, 2011, New York City

This UN Commission promotes dialogue, elaborates policy options, and builds partnerships for sustainable development. This 19th Session will focus on a ten-year framework of programs on sustainable consumption and production patterns. For more information about this meeting, go to http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/csd/csd_csd19.shtml

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Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

May 16-27, 2011, New York City

This group is a UN advisory body with a mandate to discuss economic and social development, culture, environment, education, health, and human rights relating to indigenous peoples. Their 10th Session will continue their focus on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. For more information about this meeting, go to http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/session_tenth.html

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In addition to learning about the issues before the UN Commissions and praying about them, you may be interested in one of the UN meetings listed above. If you would like to join a delegation and/or have information, comments, or questions related to these meetings, please contact Jean Stoner at SNDatUN@SNDdeN.org

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