FfD 2Through the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur NGO Office, persons are able to participate in major UN meetings in New York City. There is no fee to attend these sessions, but participants are responsible for their own transportation and room and board. Funds are available to assist Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur from Latin America and Africa. If you are interested in attending a major UN meeting in New York in 2014, contact Jean Stoner as soon as possible at SNDatUN@sndden.org

February 11 – 21, 2014: 52nd Commission on Social Development (CSocD 52)

Theme: Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all http://undesadspd.org/CommissionforSocialDevelopment/Sessions/2014.aspx

March 10 – 21, 2014: 58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 58)

Theme: Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/csw/58sess.htm

May 12 – 23, 2014: 13th Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII 13)

Theme: Principles of good governance consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples http://undesadspd.org/IndigenousPeoples.aspx


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