Through the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur NGO Office, interested persons are able to participate in major UN meetings. There is no fee to attend these UN sessions, but participants are responsible for their housing, food, and transportation while attending the meeting. 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 2016, contact Jean Stoner as soon as possible at SNDatUN@sndden.org. You can also follow UN meetings by webcast at http://webtv.un
- February 3 – 12, 2016: 54th Commission on Social Development (New York)
Theme: Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world undesadspd.org/CommissionforSocialDevelopment/Sessions/2016.aspx
- March 14 – 24, 2016: 60th Commission on the Status of Women (New York)
Theme: Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development.
- May 9 – 20, 2016: 15th Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (New York)
Theme: Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples