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
NGO Mining Working Group Subcommittee Work
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.
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