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777 U.N. Plaza, 7th Floor
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Apply to be a delegate to the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women is a functional commission of the UN Economic and Social Council. It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather to evaluate progress, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide. The 59th Session of the Commission will tentatively meet on March 9-20, 2015 at the UN headquarters and nearby sites in New York City. Interested in becoming a member of the PC(USA) delegation? Find more information and an application form.


Happy Birthday, United Nations!

UN Day LogoUnited Nations Day - October 24 - marks the day the UN Charter entered into force in 1945. How will you celebrate this day? Here are some ideas:

Pray for those who work in the United Nations system.

Pray for the United Nations.

Use a hymn written by the Rev. Carolyn Winfrey-Gillette

Participate in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF a program started by Presbyterians.

Organize a seminar through the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.

Make a gift to the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has long supported the work of the United Nations. The 220th General Assembly (2012) voted to "Affirm the church’s historic support for the United Nations as an instrument of peacemaking and peace building and a guarantor of the human and legal rights of people and nations."

 


Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Join people across the country to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF this Halloween. This program began in Philadelphia in 1950, the idea of Presbyterians Clyde and Mary Emma Allison who wondered, "Why can't kids collect food for children who are hungry around the world?” In the sixty years since, children and adults have raised almost $160 million to provide food, medicine and education to help children thrive.


Boycott Israeli Settlement Products

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Decision to Boycott

The 220th General Assembly (2012) approved a denomination-wide boycott of all Israeli products coming from the occupied Palestinian territories by a 71% vote. The motion included:

    • Call upon all nations to prohibit the import of products made by enterprises in Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.
    • Call for the boycott of all Israeli products coming from the occupied Palestinian Territories. Products include:
      • AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories Beauty Products and dates grown by Hadiklaim, The Israel Date Growers Co-Operative Ltd, often marked by the brand names: King Solomon Dates and Jordan River.
      • Other Israeli products made in occupied Palestinian Territories are listed at whoprofits.org.
    • Direct the Stated Clerk to communicate this action to all other PC(USA) councils and entities and invite and strongly encourage those groups and organizations to endorse this boycott until significant progress toward Palestinian rights and independence can be reported to the General Assembly or General Assembly Mission Council.
    • Read the full resolution
    • Read a letter from Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly

 

Resources

Find resources to help interpret and carry out the campaign from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), other denominations, and ecumenical and secular organizations.

PC(USA) Boycott Flyer: Download

Four-page product summary: Download

Bulletin Insert: Download

Minute for Mission: Download

Holy Discontentment: Boycott! The Power of the Pocketbook to Create Social Change Download


Observe an Orange Day on the 25th of each month

Witness and act for an end to violence against women and girls

On the 25th of each month – join people around the world in observing an Orange Day to work for an end to violence against women and girls. This call comes from Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women, a social mobilization platform on ending violence against women and girls that is related to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

Share your ideas and ways your congregation observes Orange Days.

View young adult interns as they reflect on their commitment to end violence against women and girls.

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How to schedule a seminar

Amid the restless spirits and often-tough diplomacy of the United Nations, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations helps inspire, equip and connect Presbyterians for ministry as faithful disciples of Jesus in the global community. We educate with the hope of helping individuals live out God’s call in Christ to live with compassion, seek peace, and pursue justice wherever they go.

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Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations represents the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at the United Nations. Staff members help inspire, equip and connect Presbyterians for ministry as faithful disciples of Jesus in the global community. The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations helps Presbyterians witness for justice and peace, in the name of Jesus Christ, within the United Nations community based on the policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly. Through the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, the church responds to Christ’s call to bring good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives and to let the oppressed go free. The church lives out the reality that “God sends the church in the power of the Holy Spirit to share with Christ in establishing God's just, peaceable, and loving rule in the world."  (Book of Order, G-3.0300)


Comments

  • Hi Pal, Johnathan Randal is, as far as I know, not a member of the PC(USA). The NGO Working Group on Israel-Palestine sponsored an event with him because of the book he has written. by Mark Koenig on 09/24/2012 at 10:47 a.m.

  • is Jonathan Randal a member of the Presbyterian Church? by Pal on 09/24/2012 at 8:05 a.m.

  • Hi Don, My understanding is that someone from our funds development office has contacted you. Please let me know if that is not the case. Mark by Mark Koenig on 06/13/2011 at 10:19 p.m.

  • I frequently want to use or refer ro the designated account for a particular disaster but it is torture to navigate to the your list. Please make it easier. by Don Maier on 06/13/2011 at 10:34 a.m.

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