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What’s Happening at the UN?

February 18th, 2010

RTEmagicC_UN_all_43rd_Session_UN_Commission.jpgCommission on Social Development

The 48th Session of the Commission for Social Development met at UN HQ in New York February 3-12. The theme was “Social Integration,” taking into account its relationship with poverty eradication, full employment and decent work for all. Learn more about the CSD…

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

The CSW, dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women, will take place March 1-12 at UN HQ New York. More information…

New Economy Working Group

The mission of the New Economy Working Group (NEWGroup) is to help reframe the economic policy debate to address the social and environmental imperatives and opportunities of the 21st Century and to serve as a virtual policy think tank and communications resource for the growing number of civil society groups concerned with economic justice, environmental sustainability, and peace. Visit the New Economy website…

Lenten Resources:

Lenten Carbon Footprint Fast Traditional Lenten practices include prayer, fast, and almsgiving. Here is a new view of fasting, prompted by growing awareness of the need to reduce our production of climate changing pollution. You are invited to participate in a Lenten Carbon Fast from Earth Ministry and share it with others.

Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center offers another Lenten resource, Stations of the Cross with All of Creation. These Stations provide an opportunity to reflect on Jesus’ Journey and the suffering of people and Earth today. Each Station includes: Scripture, Meditation & a Reflection Question. Cost: $2/copy. Order by calling 206.223.1138 or visit


Historical Background on Haiti Jean Saint-Vil of Canada Haiti Action is interviewed for Straight Goods News regarding realities and myths about Haiti. Watch it in 3 parts on YouTube: Part 1; Part II; Part III

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