<![CDATA[Partnership for Global Justice - Blog]]>Fri, 10 Apr 2020 22:08:36 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Partnership for Global Justice Tribute Video]]>Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/partnership-for-global-justice-tribute-video​As the Board of Directors reflected on how we could celebrate the rich history of the Partnership for Global Justice, the idea arose of putting together a video that would give a snapshot of its mission and work these past seventeen years.
 
Hope it will spark some fond memories, perhaps recollections of educational programs in which you participated and visits to the United Nations’ many commissions and forums.   
 
Please reminisce with us now as we take you through the years...

Please Join Us To Commemorate & Celebrate PGJ

The Partnership for Global Justice recently announced that the Board of Directors passed a resolution to dissolve the organization. In celebration of all the Partnership has accomplished over the years, we will be having a ZOOM call on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7 PM EST. We hope you can join us for some prayer and joyful commemoration of the organization’s life and history.
To join the ZOOM meeting 
Click on this link to participate on your computer (you must have Zoom application):
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<![CDATA[Staying Engaged With The United Nations]]>Wed, 05 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/staying-engaged-with-the-united-nations
Staying Engaged With The UN
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General UN Calendar
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<![CDATA[PGJ SJWP Intern Reflection 2019]]>Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-sjwp-intern-reflection-2019A Year of Learning Through PGJ at the United Nations By Faith Yusko Picture
As my year as a St. Joseph Worker is coming to a close, I’ve been able to reflect a bit on my experience at the Partnership for Global Justice and at the United Nations over the last nine months. Advocacy as a ministry is something that I had never been a part of prior to this experience. Most of my past experiences with service looked very different, so there was quite a bit for me to learn.  Though I have barely scratched the surface of the UN system, I feel as though the amount of knowledge I have gained through this time is incredible.

    Working alongside Sr. Janet, as well as the many other experienced folks through the various committees and projects that the Partnership has been involved with has greatly expanded my horizons. Learning from dedicated women and men who have devoted their lives to serving others has been inspiring! I am especially inspired by all of the Catholic sisters who use their experiences serving at the grassroots level to fuel their work in advocacy. I was in awe of the planning and leadership it took to bring people together for the various commissions throughout the year. I learned more about my own skills and abilities through the projects and programs I had a part in creating.  I enjoyed helping to lead students and guests visiting the United Nations for the first time, and sharing what I have learned. Most of all, I loved interacting with people from all over the world.

One of the most important lessons I have learned is that peace-building needs to be woven into our education throughout our lives. By teaching children about human dignity, global justice, and caring for creation, we can create a stronger and safer future for all. This must be done in conjunction with efforts to heal past mistakes made by our ancestors and mistakes we have made with our contemporaries.  Having learned these lessons so clearly at the United Nations, I am excited to apply these principles to my next chapter as an ACE Teaching Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Over the next two years, I will be studying for my Master’s in Education while teaching 4th Grade Social Studies, English, and Religion in a Catholic school in Tucson, AZ. I will use the experiences I have had this year to enrich the lessons I create for my students. I have already packed up some children’s books about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and I have a nifty Sustainable Development Goals poster to hang in my classroom!

Thank you to everyone whom I have been blessed to work with and serve over these last couple of months. You have all been my teachers. Please pray for me and my future students! I will be praying for all of you and all of the leaders who continue to build peace and seek justice for all at the United Nations. God Bless!


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<![CDATA[PGJ Weekly Update: May 15th]]>Wed, 15 May 2019 14:01:11 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-weekly-update-may-15thPublication Available from the International Conference on Human Trafficking that took place in Rome
At a recent CSTIP Meeting, one of the members presented on this document and the recent meeting she attended in Rome around Human Trafficking. Below you will find the document. 
Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking PDF
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‘Disaster resilient’ farming
reduces agriculture risks, yields economic gains,
says new UN agriculture agency report

A scale of economic gains through easy-to-implement "disaster resilient" farming practices was revealed on Monday at the launch of a new study by the United Nations agriculture agency.

SDG Accountability Handbook:
A Practical Guide for Civil Society


PGJ will be/was represented at the following events:

5/14: Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons (CSTIP) Monthly Meeting
5/15: NGO Committee on Social Development (CSocD) Monthly Meeting
5/20: JCoR Board Meeting
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<![CDATA[PGJ Weekly Update: May 8th]]>Tue, 07 May 2019 13:38:31 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-weekly-update-may-8thUnited Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF14) 
May 6th-10th
Global Forrest Goals 2030
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Timing and Sequencing of Transitional Elections Event

Wednesday May 8th
1:15pm - 2:30pm
​Conference Room 8 


Available for live streaming on UN WebTV
While the holding of elections is always a critical moment for any democracy, it presents specific conflict prevention challenges in transitional political settings, irrespective of the nature of the transition. What criteria should guide the timing and sequencing of elections in such circumstances? When elections take place in countries transitioning from authoritarianism to democracy, from deep political crises to stability or from war to peace, their significance is greater than usual. In addition to bringing legitimacy to the government, they are expected to contribute to the consolidation of democracy, peace and stability. In some instances, however, these expectations are difficult to realize. In this respect, the proper timing and sequencing of transitional elections is critical.

Hastily held elections may take place in unconductive environments, be technically disorganized and are therefore often destabilizing. Delayed elections may miss good momentum for reform and allow authoritarian regimes or warlords to regain strength. Sequencing of different electoral phases and sequencing of electoral processes in relation to other transitional processes (such as constitution-building, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, reconciliation, etc.) can make all the difference.

With respect to post-conflict elections, the United Nations finds that ‘it is difficult to create a general template for determining when the circumstances are right for holding a first post-conflict election and that there should be general agreement on the rules governing the election and the institutions that will administer the process, as well as adequate funding and sufficient time for all practical preparations. Moreover, it is critical to consider the sequencing of key events in the transition as a whole, rather than just the timing of a first post-conflict election’.1 To contribute to the debate on this topic, International IDEA commissioned fifteen case studies and convened three expert workshops (2016–2017) on the timing and sequencing of transitional elections. These involved high-profile electoral, peace building and negotiation experts. These findings were published in International IDEA’s Policy Paper on the Timing and Sequencing of Transitional Elections in April 2019.

UN Goal of the Month;
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

As we highlight SDG 16, the editorial content explores 71 years of peacekeeping and its commitment to protect and serve hundreds of millions of civilians. It looks at the International Criminal Court’s efforts to end crimes against humanity as well as the United Nations’ work to protect children from the atrocities of war.
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PGJ will be/was represented at the following events:
 5/9: NGO Committee on Migration
5/10: RUN Retreat at St. John's University
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<![CDATA[PGJ Update: May 1st]]>Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-update-may-1st
The Fourteenth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF14) will be held in New York, from 6-10 May 2019.

The Forum welcomes the participation of the nine major groups as identified in Chapter 23 of Agenda 21, including: women, children and youth, indigenous people, non-governmental organizations, local authorities, workers and trade unions, business and industry, scientific and technological communities, farmers and small forest landowners.  
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Thursday, May 9th, 7 PM
VIRTUAL GLOBAL GATHERING  
​VIA ZOOM

BERRY FORUM CONTEMPLATIVE ECOLOGISTS CIRCLE

Time: Thursday, May 9th, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time  ( 2019US and Canada)
Topic: Berry Forum Contemplative Circle

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Dr. Denise Walsh of Molloy College will be a Guest Speaker on this Panel Next Week:

 You can register to attend by emailing programngocmh@gmail.com


PGJ will be/was represented at the following events:

​5/1: RUN Monthly Meeting,
​       NGO Committee on Financing for Development Monthly Meeting
5/2: Working Group on Girls Monthly Meeting

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<![CDATA[PGJ Update: April 24th]]>Wed, 24 Apr 2019 14:46:40 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-update-april-24thThe Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
​is Taking Place April 22- May 3rd at UNHQ
You can follow along with many of the sessions on UN WebTV or you can find more information on this forum here

Executive Director Sr. Janet & Board President Sr. Kathy Nolan Join Others for Border Ministry during Holy Week 

A number of sisters traveled to El Paso over the past few weeks and were engaged in ministry at the U.S.-Mexico border. They volunteered at Annunciation house, which is a network of shelters serving between 5-7,000 immigrants a week coming primarily from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Brazil. The Loretto Sisters who serve in the El Paso area provide hospitality to any sisters that wish to volunteer.
Contact Annunciation House for information. 


Happy Earth Week!

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​Marking 
International Mother Earth Day, the UN on Monday debated how best to build “an equitable and sustainable future” for all, through enhanced education and climate action, on the road to a key international summit on the issue due to take place in September.

A prayer for our earth   
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.

Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction. Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace

(From Pope Francis' Laudato Si’)

PGJ will be/was represented at the following events:

​4/15-18 : Financing For Development Forum 
4/17: NGO CSocD Monthly Meeting
4/22-5/3: Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples 
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<![CDATA[PGJ Update: April 10th 2019]]>Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:26:08 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-update-april-10th-2019The 2019 Financing for Sustainable
​Development Report is now available
On April 4th, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed launched the 2019 Financing for Sustainable Development Report, which state that achieving the financing needed to implement the SDGs is not just about finding additional investment, but also building supportive financial systems, and global and national policy environments.
2019 Financing For Sustainable Development Report
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The UN Economic and Social Council's (ECOSOC) fourth Forum on Financing for Development Follow-up (FfD Forum) will take place from April 15-18. We will have updates for you on it next week.

Molloy Student Groups Tour United Nations

Faculty and students from the Graduate Nursing Program and the Honors Program at Molloy college joined us for two different occasions at the UN over this past month. Both groups went on tours and participated in briefings, and the topics included Global Health and Migration. 

PGJ is at the World Bank Conference this week

Sr. Janet is attending the World Bank Conference in Washington D.C. this week. She will be reporting back for next month's newsletter, so stay tuned! 

PGJ will be/was represented at the following events:
4/8 - 4/11: World Bank Conference (Washington D.C.) 
4/9: CSTIP Monthly Meeting
4/10: Youth and The Future of Work High Level Breakfast Meeting
4/11: Committee on Migration Monthly Meeting 
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<![CDATA[PGJ Weekly Update: March 27th]]>Thu, 28 Mar 2019 13:45:37 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-weekly-update-march-27th9926025Below is the link for the PGJ Weekly Update from March 27, 2019. For some reason, it was not showing up on our Blog Homepage. We apologize for the inconvenience. 


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<![CDATA[PGJ Weekly Update: March 20th 2019]]>Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:56:14 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-weekly-update-march-20th-2019United Nations March Madness!
March is full of many different UN Events and Observance Days. Please utilize the information below about past and upcoming special days and events. 

The Commission on the Status of Women is still in full swing! Thank you to all of you who have joined us so far. We will have reflections and articles in the next newsletter.

Youth Climate Strike takes place in 2083 locations
​in 125 countries and on all continents

According to The Guardian, 1.4 Million people participated in the Youth Climate Strike world wide last Friday, March 15th. 

"We can no longer only focus on individual and separate issues like electrical cars, nuclear power, meat, aviation, bio fuels etc etc. We urgently need a holistic view to address the full sustainability crisis and the ongoing ecological disaster. And this is why I keep saying that we need to start treating the crisis as the crisis it is. Because only then - and only guided by the best available science (as is clearly stated throughout the Paris Agreement) can we together start creating the global way forward."
                              - Greta Thunberg (Youth Climate Activist & Nobel Peace Prize Nominee) 


International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - 21 March


​#FightRacism, every time and everywhere it happens. As populism and nationalist movements are on the rise, all of us must stand up to promote respect, compassion and equality for all. Join our campaign on March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

UN Water Day - 22 March 2019

The theme for World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind’. This is an adaptation of the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.
Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right. Access to water underpins public health and is therefore critical to sustainable development and a stable and prosperous world. We cannot move forward as a global society while so many people are living without safe water.

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning 
Gross Human Rights Violations
and for the Dignity of Victims - 
24 March 

Each year, on 24 March, the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims is observed.
This annual observance pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador.
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<![CDATA[Weekly Update: March 8th 2019]]>Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/weekly-update-march-8th-2019
When: 10 a.m.-12.30 p.m. EST, Friday 8 March 2019
Where: ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, (46th St and 1st Ave), New York
The UN Observance of International Women’s Day 2019 will take place on Friday, 8 March at UN Headquarters in New York. Featuring UN officials, activists and artistes, this event will highlight innovative solutions led by the UN system and its partners to help advance gender equality and transform women’s lives.

Tune in for the webcast live on: webtv.un.org/live and unwomen.org

WGG Mission Visits: Kenya & Ireland

PGJ Intern, Faith Yusko, participated in two mission visits over the last two weeks. She met with representatives from Kenya and Ireland as part of the Working Group on Girls Mission Advocacy Task Force. 

NGO Mining Working Group Subcommittee Work

Sister Janet and Faith have been participating this year on a subcommittee of the NGO Mining group which works particularly on addressing unjust and unsustainable extractive practices and policies through the lens of the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples.
We have been keeping abreast of the proceedings of the ‘Intergovernmental Working Group (IWG) on Transnational Corporations & Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights’ which meets in Geneva where all human rights work is based.  After their fall meeting, organizations were allowed to make comments on the Zero draft of a legally binding treaty on transnational corporations.   Sister Janet, working with the Sisters of Mercy and Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary formulated the attached comments which were submitted to the IWG on February 28th.   Other members of the NGO Mining Working Group also signed on to our formulated comments, as you will see by the signature page.  


In addition, this week, a Good Shepherd sister attending the Human Rights meetings in Geneva is giving a brief oral statement regarding the same.
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Oral Statement Given in Geneva
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PGJ will be/was represented at the following events:
2/22: Kenya Mission Visit with WGG
2/27: WGG Mission Task Force Meeting
         Girls Rock SDGs Event
3/6: Religious of the United Nations (RUN) - Monthly Meeting
       Financing for Development - Monthly Meeting
3/7: Ireland Mission Visit with WGG
3/8: International Women's Day Celebration at the United Nations

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<![CDATA[2019 Lenten Reflection Guide: Sustainable Development Goals]]>Tue, 05 Mar 2019 14:44:08 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/2019-lenten-reflection-guide-sustainable-development-goals

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SDGs Lent Guide 2019
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<![CDATA[PGJ Weekly Update: February 27th]]>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 15:48:08 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-weekly-update-february-27th​Important Links & Info about
The Commission on the Status of Women :
CSW 63 Themes
  • Priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls
  • Review theme: Women’s empowerment and the link to sustainable development 

CSW 63 Web page:  
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CSW Brochure: 
 
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The schedule of regular "official meeting" sessions at the UN:
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Some of these official meetings will be by "ticket only" and a limited # of tickets will be available each day; and in some cases they will have overflow rooms with live webcast  to accommodate the high #s of participants expected.  All official meetings however, will be  Live streamed on UN WEB TV (webtv.un.org) for those watching from home. 

SIDE EVENTS  & PARALLEL EVENTS:
The program of 'side' events, or activities organized outside the formal program of the session of the Commission, provides an excellent opportunity for Member States, UN entities and NGOs to discuss themes of the Commission and other critical gender equality issues. Side events that are held on the UN premises are those sponsored by Permanent Missions & UN entities - some of these will be available on UN WEB TV.  Additional events, called 'parallel' events will be held off site at the Church Center and other locations nearby; these parallel events will not be live streamed.

Please check back on the CSW 63 webpage as it gets closer to the Opening session, as there will be a link for  an "App" that you can download on your portable devices that will give you all the CSW schedules, to include regular sessions, side events and parallel events.  The App will also be available through your App store to download.


An Overview of the various commissions and forums and their slant on Social Protection:

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International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
The 2019 theme Think equal, build smart, innovate for change focuses on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

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<![CDATA[PGJ Weekly Update: March 27th]]>Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-weekly-update-march-27th

What They
Left Behind:
Leadership,
Loss and the
​Gift of Purpose

Read the reflection from UN Environment and Resources Branch Chief, Steven Stone after the Flight ET302 Tragedy. 

The Commission on Population & Development
​kicks off next week! 

PGJ will be represented at this Commission. Click the image above for more information. 

Pope Francis addresses international conference:
“Religions and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Listening to the cry of the earth and of the poor”

Read the text of this address in the document below: 

PGJ will be/was represented at the following events:

3/26: JCoR Monthly Meeting 
3/27: Financing for Development Breakfast Meeting
         Mining Working Group Monthly Meeting
         NGO Committee on Social Development
3/28: Molloy Nursing Program visits UN 
​4/1 - 4/5 : The Commission on Population & Development

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<![CDATA[PGJ Update: Week of February 20th]]>Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-update-week-of-february-20th

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<![CDATA[PGJ Update: Week of February 13th]]>Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:15:02 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-update-week-of-february-13thYou Are Invited to Our Youth Empowered CSocD Side Event:
Click Here to Register

CSocD57 Events You Can Stream Online: 

Thursday, 14 February, 2019 
Title: 
Innovations for Inequality Reducing Social Protection Policies in Europe and Africa
Conference Room: CR 12  | 1:15 – 2:30 pm
Organizers: UNDESA, Permanent Mission of Finland
Flyer | Concept Note | Live webcast: webtv.un.org

Friday, 15 February, 2019
Title: Civil Society Forum
Conference Room: CR 4  | 10:00 – 1:00 pm & 3:00 – 6:00 pm 
Organizers: UNDESA, NGO Committee on Social Development
Flyer | Live webcast: webtv.un.org


Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Title: Showcasing the Work of UN Youth Delegates
Conference Room: CR 12 | 1:15 – 2:30 pm
Organizers: UNDESA
Live webcast: webtv.un.org  

Title: Assessing the Contribution of Cooperatives to Social Development: Successes, Challenges, The Road Ahead
Conference Room: CR 7 | 1:15 – 2:30 pm
Organizers: UNDESA

Concept Note | Live webcast: webtv.un.org

Title: Sustainable, Socially Inclusive and Economically Positive Social Security Systems
Conference Room: CR 12 | 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Organizers: Permanent Mission of Argentina
Concept Note | Live webcast: webtv.un.org


Wednesday, 20 February, 2019
Title: A Positive Major Mandate for Humanity at the United Nations
Conference Room: CR 12 | 9:45 – 11:00 am
Organizers: International Association of Independent Journalists
Flyer | Concept Note | Live webcast: webtv.un.org  

Title: Social Inclusion and Societal Challenges
Conference Room: CR 12 | 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Organizers: International Islamic Relief Organization
Flyer | Live webcast: webtv.un.org


Title: Addressing Inequalities through Youth Entrepreneurship
Conference Room: CR 12 | 1:15 – 2:30 pm
Organizers: UNDESA
Concept Note | Live webcast: webtv.un.org


Title: Addressing Inequalities and Challenges to Social Inclusion:
Housing and Evictions, Extractive Industries and Land Grabbing

Conference Room: CR A | 1:15 – 2:30 pm
Organizers: Habitat International Coalition
Flyer | Concept Note | Live webcast: webtv.un.org


PGJ will be/was represented at the following events:
2/10: CSocD Civil Society Orientation
​2/11: High Level Panel on CSocD Priority Theme
2/12: Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons - Monthly Meeting
2/13: NGO Mining Group - Monthly Meeting
         High Level Panel merging issues:The empowerment of people affected by natural and           human‐made disasters to reduce inequality
         Interactive dialogue with senior officials of the UN System on the priority theme
2/15: CSocD 57 Civil Society Forum 
]]><![CDATA[PGJ Update: Week of February 6th]]>Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-update-week-of-february-6thCSocD Kicks off this Sunday, Feb 10th
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD57) will take place from 11 to 21 February 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development.

Save the Date: 


Great Reflection on Catholic Social Teaching: Towards an Economy of Life

Last Tuesday we attended the Fifth Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs.
This year's theme was “Financing for Sustainable Development: Towards an Economy of Life."
The first panel, which focused on "Economy of Life: Faith-based Perspectives on Economic Justice as a Moral Imperative", featured Winifred Doherty of Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.
You can read and download her remarks below. 

PGJ will be/was represented at the following events:

2/4: United Nations Security Council Exit Briefing with Member States that served on the Council over the 2017-2018 term
2/6: RUN - Monthly Meeting 
       NGO Committee on Financing for Development -Monthly Meeting
2/7: Working Group on Girls - Mission Visits Taskforce and Monthly Meeting
2/10: CSocD Civil Society Orientation
​2/11: High Level Panel on CSocD Priority Theme
2/12: Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons - Monthly Meeting
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<![CDATA[PGJ Update: Week of January 30th]]>Wed, 30 Jan 2019 14:15:02 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-update-week-of-january-30thMolloy Honors Students Visit UN
​Students from Molloy College participated in a day at the UN with the Partnership for Global Justice on Friday, January 11th. Professor McGann brought students from the Honors Program to engage in this learning experience at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Among this group of students were our two new Youth Representatives, Brianna Stephenson and Gabrielle Anzalone.

The group had two briefing sessions lead by UN staff members during their visit. The first was a presentation by Dr. Donald Lee on the topic of Poverty and Hunger, and the second briefing was on Human Rights and was presented by Ms. Martina Donlon. 

Following the briefing sessions, everyone participated in a tour of the UN buildings. Students were able to observe paintings and sculptures around the UN that have been donated by member states, and well as learn more about the foundational pillars and the UN system in general. We had the opportunity to see the Security Council room, the Trusteeship Council room, the EcoSoc Chamber and the General Assembly Hall. The honors program students asked great questions throughout the day and were a pleasure for us to host. We are looking forward to additional educational partnership opportunities in the future. 

World Interfaith Harmony Week is February 1st-7th 

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World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the General Assembly in 2010. In the resolution, the General Assembly, points out that mutual understanding and inter-religious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace and establishes World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith. It is imperative that we double our efforts to spread the message of good neighborliness based on our common humanity, a message shared by all faith traditions. The theme for the observance of the Interfaith Harmony Week for 2019 is “Sustainable Development through Interfaith Harmony.”
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The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018

The Global Report on Trafficking in Persons as of 2018 was presented yesterday. If you did not get the chance to download it already, you can access it by clicking here. 


PGJ will be/was represented at the following events:
1/15 - JCoR Meeting
1/16 - CSocD Monthly Meeting
1/17 - Committee on Migration
1/22 - Youth Led Side Event Planning Committee
1/24 - Civil Society Briefing on Giving Back to Community to Create Inclusive and Sustainable Environments
1/29 - 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion & Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs
 - Presentation from UN Office on Drugs & Crime: 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons


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<![CDATA[PGJ Update: Week of January 16th]]>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-update-week-of-january-16th

The Security Council:
​A View from the Inside

Interview with Karel van Oosterom, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations


PGJ will be/was represented at the following events:

1/10: Working Group on Girls - Mission Advocacy Task Force Meeting & General Meeting
1/11: UN Visit with Molloy College Honors Program 
1/14: Financing for Sustainable Development Stocktaking Meeting for April Forum
1/15: Justice Coalition of Religious
1/16: NGO CSocD General Meeting 
1/17: NGO Committee on Migration 
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<![CDATA[PGJ Update: Week of January 9th]]>Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMThttp://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/blog/pgj-update-week-of-january-9th

The 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is available now

It covers 142 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based primarily on trafficking cases detected between 2014 and 2016. As UNODC has been systematically collecting data on trafficking in persons for more than a decade, trend information is presented for a broad range of indicators.
Download the Document Here

DPI is now called
The Department of Global Communications

This new branding comes with the focus of getting the news out, spotlighting issues, building partnerships, engaging the public, sharing knowledge, and working with the media. 

Molloy College's Honors Program UN Visit
​this Friday

Stay tuned for photos and reflections from their visit on our social media outlets and in this month's newsletter.

The Partnership for Global Justice has been/will be  represented at the following events:
1/8/19 - CSTIP Monthly Meeting 
1/9/19 - RUN Monthly meeting & FfD Monthly Meeting
1/10/19 - WGG Monthly Meeting
1/11/19 - Molloy College Visit to the UN hosted by PGJ
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