On Monday Sept. 17th, we attended a service that brought together faith-leaders, UN Staff, NGO participants and the public in preparation for this week's opening of the General Assembly. Some of the special guests who gave reflections and remarks at this service included His Excellency Archbishop Luis Castro Quiroga, I.M.C. (Archbishop of Tunja, Colombia), His Excellency Mr. António Guterres (Secretary-General of the UN), and Her Excellency Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés (President of the 73rd Session of the GA).
Come and celebrate
Unfortunately, due to a lower than anticipated registration for our Annual Meeting, which had been scheduled for October 11-13th at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, New York, we have decided to cancel the event for this year. In the recent membership survey which was sent out, a number of members indicated they were finding it harder and harder to travel to this event, as well as their own cost limitations, so this may partially explain the lower registration.
You will receive at a later date the Annual Report that you normally would have received at the Annual meeting. Those who had previously registered will receive their voided check which had not been deposited in our business account.
Thank you for your understanding.
Janet Kinney, CSJ
The Global Climate Action Summit is taking place this Wednesday through Friday in San Francisco.
The key themes of this summit are healthy energy systems, inclusive economic growth, sustainable communities, land and ocean stewardship, and transformative climate investments.
Feel free to watch the Summit program live on September 12th-14th via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
The 73rd session will open on 18 September 2018, and will be presided by Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, of Ecuador.
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Educating, Advocating, and Participating for a Just World