Yesterday PGJ members Barbara Black, Sister Doretta and Sister JoAnn attended both the NGO-led Briefing "Educational Technologies Available for Primary and Secondary Schools" and the memorial service for Sister Rita Arthur. The memorial service was well attended by NGO representatives and I personally received a delightful picture of Rita as a committed woman who never lost the twinkle in her eyes and the ability to enjoy the entire world. The NGO briefing provided insight into ways to reach the 1.4 million children that will be needing education.
April 14, 2015
I arrived in NY a week ago today and have been busy getting settled and setting up the office that is now at 4108 Hicksville Rd.in Bethpage. I am honored and delighted to be the Executive Director of Partnership for Global Justice.
There are many UN initiatives worth sharing. However, at this time I will only mention one: the development of Post 2015 Development Agenda and the consultation process known as Global Conversations. This consultation indicates that the next phase of development has to be a transformative agenda. It needs to be people-centered, include care for the planet, and generate shared and sustained prosperity. Partnership members will be attending an informal interactive hearing of the General Assembly being held in preparation for the adoption of the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
If you are a member of PGJ and wish to attend the hearing mentioned above, please contact me immediately. We are limited to 6 representatives and must register prior to May 12. However, since space is limited, I hope to respond by the end of April.
I hope to post short messages on a regular basis. Please let me know your areas of interest and your comments on topics shared.
Blessings and Peace,
JoAnn Mark, ASC
Partnership for Global Justice
4108 Hicksville Rd.
Bethpage, NY 11714
The Partnership for Global Justice
Educating, Advocating, and Participating for a Just World