Posts Categorized: Millennium Development Goals

HIV/AIDS MDGs achieved ahead of schedule

by Sarah Hoyle As the focus in the UN changes from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals, it is important to celebrate the Goals that have been achieved, When the MDGs were established, the world was gripped in a swiftly spreading AIDS pandemic that was spiraling out of control. MDG6 was established… Read more »

Trust in the Lord, First Chinese Presbyterian Church

by Carolyn Diener On Sunday, March 9 my husband Tom, who has accompanied me to New York for the Commission on the Status of Women, and I were privileged to attend the First Chinese Presbyterian Church of New York City for their 11:00am service.  This visit came about because of my Presbyterian sister Peng Leong… Read more »

Ecumenical Women orientation – 58th Commission on the Status of Women

by Esther Lee March 8, 2014. The long awaited Ecumenical Women Orientation had arrived. Making my way to the United Nations early morning, I did not know what to expect other than knowing that there were going to be numerous people attending from all around the world. Upon my arrival at the Church Center, there… Read more »

Women are the solution

“Women are not the problem. Women are the solution.” Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women’s Executive Director, reminded those gathered for  Ecumenical Women at the United Nations orientation for the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women of this reality. She went on to note that “You cannot end poverty without empowering women.”… Read more »

MDGs, Poverty and the Post-2015 Agenda – working together for a world without discrimination

“MDGs, Poverty and the Post-2015 Agenda – working together for a world without discrimination” When: 17 October, 2013 – 10AM – 11:30AM EDT  Where: UNICEF House Exhibition Space – Danny Kaye Centre – New York Live Stream Available the day of the event!   —————————– October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Building… Read more »

Help shape advocacy at the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

  The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 – 21 March 2014 (tentative date). The Presbyterian delegation will work with our partners Ecumenical Women to join in advocacy on this year’s priority theme, “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the… Read more »

Addressing Inequality in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

By Brendan Welsh The Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities hosted a side event yesterday to brief various ambassadors and representatives of NGOs on the Consultation and High-level Meeting that took place in Copenhagen in February 2013. At the event, several panelists offered their answers to the question; how might inequalities be addressed in… Read more »

High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

by Brendan Welsh Today, the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda met to discuss their report, and answer questions from representatives of various countries, NGOs, and various government agencies. Michael Anderson, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on the UN Development Goals began by introducing the five Transformative Shifts laid out in the report: 1. Leave… Read more »

The MDGs and World Poverty Day

A one-day social media action for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty #EndPoverty – 17 October, 2012 At the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, world leaders from rich and poor countries alike committed themselves – at the highest political level – to a set of eight time-bound targets to help fight extreme poverty worldwide by… Read more »

Sudan in Transition

Thursday 2 June 2011 11:00 am- 1:30 pm at Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations 777 UN Plaza, 7th Floor New York, NY 10017 11:00 – Noon Briefing – Humanitarian concerns and hopes for South Sudan and insight on the…

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