Posts Categorized: Refugees

Minnesota and Ghana: people on the road

by Elodie de Bethmann On Monday, July 30, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations had the pleasure of spending the day with members of The House of Hope Presbyterian Church of St. Paul, MN. The group joined us to learn more about human movement and related issues. We started the day with each seminar… Read more »

#WorldRefugeeDay Tweetathon: Wednesday, June 20th

@presbyun is participating. Will you Presbyterian Disaster Assistance provides aid to refugees and displaced persons on behalf of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). On Wednesday, June 20th from 9 am to 9 pm EST, Blue Key supporters are taking over Twitter once again to support refugees! We want to encourage as many people as possible to take… Read more »

Choices- World Refugee Day – 20 June 2012

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonMessage on World Refugee Day More than 42 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes and communities.  More than a million fled their countries in the last eighteen months alone due to a wave of conflicts, in Cote d’Ivoire, Libya, Mali, Somalia, Sudan and Syria.  These numbers represent… Read more »

Security Council issues statement on Sudan

The President of the United Nations Security Council, Ambassador Kodjo Menan of Togo released the following statement from the Security Council yesterday: The members of the Security Council expressed their deep and growing alarm with the rising levels of malnutrition and food insecurity in some areas of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States in Sudan,… Read more »

The United Nations, Israel and Palestine – A Brief History

The United Nations has been working on the question of Palestine and Israel since the first special session of the General Assembly on 28 April 1947, which established a body to investigate the issue and return with its recommendations. Over 60 years later, the range of the UN’s work on the issues has continued to… Read more »

UN statement on Jonglei violence

Below is taken directly from Office of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan from the Sudan Tribune.     (Juba, 24 August 2011): The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Ms. Lise Grande, has expressed her concern about the impact of renewed inter-communal violence on the civilian population in Jonglei State. Clashes… Read more »

Sudan Advocacy Action Forum on recent events

Dear Sudanese Friends and Friends of the Sudanese people, The situation in the Abyei area is highly volatile with reports of ongoing fighting in and around Abyei town and SAF operations further south towards the Bahr el Arab/Kiir River. Insecurity…

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Security Council meets on civilians in armed conflict

Twice a year, the United Nations Security Council has an open debate around the role of civilians in armed conflict. Today, the Security Council held this biannual debate, with testimony from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping…

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Zonta Club New York Talks about Human Trafficking

April is the National Sexual Assault Awareness month. As part of this year’s celebration, I had the opportunity to speak with the New York Chapter of Zonta International. The goal of Zonta is to improve the lives of women by…

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Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Ecumenical Advocacy Days is meeting in Washington, DC this weekend and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations is excited to be joining our Presbyterian Church (USA) partners and the Office of Public Witness to be advocating for a just…

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