Monday, September 16, 2013

80th Anniversary of the Catholic Worker Movement

Dorothy Day has been a hero of mine for many years. So I am taking this occasion to honor her and the Catholic Worker Movement. As the UN strives to do justice, here are people who make real the living for justice. 

Meet Dorothy Day in this video.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sustainable Development

Many UN working committees have intensified efforts to shape Sustainable Development Goals for 2015 and  beyond, that will focus on ending poverty  with sustainable development at its core. This 10-minute YouTube video proposes ways that these goals can be integrated into our lives. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

World Water Week in Stockholm

World Water Week in Stockholm, September 1 - 6, is the leading annual global event for concretely addressing the planet’s water issues and related concerns of international development. The Week attracts over 2,500 participants and 200 collaborating organisations from around 130 countries all over the world.

Leaders and experts from the world’s scientific, business, government and civic communities convene in Stockholm to exchange views, experiences and shape joint solutions to global water challenges. Functioning as an open and dynamic platform, the World Water Week enables participants to build capacity, form partnerships and review implementation, thereby advancing the world’s water, environment, health, livelihood and poverty reduction agendas.

Watch this animated film on "Nature in Water Security", to further understand the issues World Water Week is addressing.