It is broken into various sections for easy access and download.
The 2013 Substantive Session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will take place in Geneva during the month of July. The theme is
- “Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the MDGs”
More information is available here. Good Shepherd Statement to the ECOSOC Session has just been published.
|E/2013/NGO/19 Posted: 17 Jun 2013 06:30 AM PDT
STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY CONGREGATION OF OUR LADY OF CHARITY OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
[ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
“…the dissemination of developments in science and technology has insufficiently responded to women’s needs. The persistent feminization of poverty, gender-based violence and lack of access to health, education, training and employment, reinforced by legal, economic, social and cultural barriers, render void the desires of the Commission”
Intervention make by Winifred during the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, Fourth session (18 June 2013) If you slide the cursor along to 38 you can hear the intervention.
Good Morning, thank you co-chair for this opportunity. What I am going to say is based on the experience of my Organization – Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd –working in 72 countries focusing specifically on girls living in poverty. I don’t want to give the list or outline the problem statement but I want to say that girls while they are part of the youth population are the untapped potential at the bottom of the youth pyramid. Education is the answer. I would like to take up -of the cuff as it were- the co-chairs challenge with regard to nuclear energy and military expenditure competing with education and I will add to that profit driven corporations and multinational and gender inequality. The High Level panel talked about transformative shifts and one of them is ‘that nobody would be left behind’ and I say ‘Leave no girl behind’. Investment in girls is investment in sustainable development and one program that could answer this challenge is implementation of a social protection floor. We talk of quality education, access to education that is part of the social protection floor together with access to health, together with access to some kind of income to enable people to come out of poverty. Girls are not even registered at birth. So I think we have to bring the issues of the Dollar, versus people living in poverty versus the girl who is not educated to the table and we have to change our minds as to where the investment will occur. Thank you.
Read the full Statement to OWG June 18, 2013
and ‘Nuns on the Bus’ came to visit in early June!
Good Shepherd Position on Ecology PAGE 14 GS_Position_Papers In responding fully to our Good Shepherd Congregational Position on Ecology, it is critical to:
- “Study, pray over, support, and promulgate the Earth Charter, with its principles of the importance of spirituality in human life,environmental protection, human rights, equitable human development, and the promotion of peace.” Clare Nolan, Training Facilitator, 2011
- Read the recently released report of the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Click here for full Report Executive summary in French; Executive Summary in Spanish; Executive summary in Arabic; Executive Summary in Chinese
- Pray We are grateful to the International Presentation Association internationalpresentationassociation.org/ for the prayer for today. World Environment Day 5 June 2013 US-
Adapted from resources published by the Uniting Church in Australia National Assembly 222 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW Australia http://www.unitingearthweb.org.au
The Feminist Task Force has a review of the UN High Level Panel Report – Read more here
The analysis is presented as a Word Cloud.