Posts Tagged: grace segers

Faith intersects with the international community

by Grace Segers This summer, I interned at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, aided by a scholarship from the Peace, Justice, and Hunger Working Group. At the Ministry, I got to see the intersection of faith and international politics in action. The internship was simply an amazing experience. The Presbyterian Ministry at the… Read more »

Problems and progress with command and control in UN peacekeeping missions

by Grace Segers The Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations hosted a panel on July 3, 2014, entitled “UN Command and Control Arrangements: Progress, Challenges, Opportunities.” The purpose was to discuss the successes of command and control (C2) arrangements of UN peacekeeping operations, while also highlighting issues and proposing solutions to remedy any… Read more »

Why religious leaders matter

by Grace Segers  On June 11, Catherine Warren and I attended an Interfaith Leaders Conference at the United Nations headquarters. The forum was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Burundi to United Nations and The Connected Hearts, Inc., and featured religious and NGO leaders, including the famous Rev. Al Sharpton. They discussed the topic “Why… Read more »

Red Card to Child Labour Campaign

by Grace Segers On June 12, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations will be supporting the International Labour Organization’s Red Card to Child Labour campaign. The ILO reports there are an estimated 168 million child workers in the world. These children suffer abuse as sweatshop workers, miners, child soldiers, sex workers, or in other… Read more »

Grace Segers – summer intern 2014

by Grace Segers My name is Grace Segers, and I am interning for the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations this summer. I am a rising sophomore at Tufts University, where I am studying Political Science and Communications. I am excited to be volunteering for the Presbyterian Ministry at the UN because I am incredibly… Read more »