This mending blessing was in some advent reading I was doing – I love it as I reflect on advocacy work. ‘The work of repair is aching in its slowness and beautiful in the inches by which it will arrive!’ ‘To dream within the rending of the world that might be made.’
Cette bénédiction réparatrice était dans une lecture de l’avent que je lisais – je l’aime en pensant au travail de plaidoyer. ‘Le travail de reparation fait souffrir dans sa lenteur, et émerveille dans les pas par lesquels il survient.’ ‘À rêver dans le déchirement du monde qui pourrait advenir.’
Esta bendición reparadora estaba en una lectura de adviento que yo leía; me encanta pues permite reflexionar sobre la labor de incidencia. ‘El trabajo de reparación es dolorosopor su lentitud, pero es maravilloso su avance,centímetro a centímetro,hasta llegar al éxito.’ ‘A soñar aun entre los escombros en que el mundo se podría convertir.’
The 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development will be held in New York from 11 – 21 February 2019. The priority theme for the session is ‘Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies.’ Among the ways of taking part in the commission are the following – attending the session, preparing a written statement, delivering an oral statement, engaging in side events/parallel events and joining the discussion wherever it is happening. We have prepared a written statement which is now on the Commissions website in Spanish, French, and English
‘En nuestra experiencia, como organización que trabaja a nivel comunitario, las políticas de protección social y las políticas que garantizan un salario mínimo vital a todos los trabajadores son fundamentales para reducir la pobreza, lograr la igualdad entre los géneros y promover el trabajo decente y la inclusión social.’
‘D’après l’expérience acquise dans le cadre des travaux que l’organisation mène au niveau local, les politiques qui assurent à tous les travailleurs une protection sociale et un salaire minimum vital sont fondamentales pour réduire la pauvreté, atteindre l’égalité des sexes et promouvoir l’emploi décent et l’inclusion sociale.’
‘In our experience, as an organization working at the grassroots level, social protection policies and policies that ensure a living wage for all workers are fundamental to reducing poverty, achieving gender equality, and promoting decent work and social inclusion.’
Sign up for NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC to express interest in delivering an oral statement during the general discussion will be open online from 7 January to 24 January 2019. What points do you suggest we make at that time? Write your suggestion in the comment box and we will use them.
Congregation of Our Lady of Charity are privileged to have two members present at the historic conference to adopt the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Louise Arbour said the intergovernmental conference is ‘an opportunity to launch an unprecedented process of cooperation to harness the benefits of human mobility. ‘
Cecilie Kern attended the Global Forum on Migration and Development 5 – 7 December and is joined by Donatus Lili from Kenya for the Intergovernmental Conference on Monday and Tuesday.
You can ready about the conference HERE Last week we encouraged you to sign on to the Marrakech Women’s Rights Manifesto outlining the following concerns: Participation, Non-Discrimination, End Violence, Safe Pathways, Labour Rights, Rights at International Borders and Equitable Development. Today, Cecilie has joined with Civil Society partners on a statement that will be delivered at the opening of the Conference on Monday morning. Once read it will be available for circulation. As Monday is the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights – what a great day to recognize and officially commit to implement the human rights of all migrants! The flyer below has some details of the event to be hosted in Marrakesh.
A tweet from Cecilie – Read the compendium on policy, practices and partnerships compiled by the NGO Committee on Migration Click Compendium
Some familiar faces from New York!
“Wearing orange on the 25th of every month is a practice followed by a number of sisters and staff of the Religious of the Good Shepherd, Province of the Philippines-Japan. But on Nov. 25, Good Shepherd-run institutions and centers in the Philippines were especially ablaze in orange to commemorate the start of the 18-day anti-violence against women campaign in keeping with the United Nations’ “Orange Day” campaign to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls.’ Read the full story at Global Sisters Report Congratulation to all and well done!
Women in Migration Network have a very informative website which may be of help to you as you follow the Intergovernmental Conference on Migration in Marrakesh to adopt the Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration. There is one action that you can take – Endorses the Marrakesh women’s Rights Manifesto. It is in a number of languages. Click on this link for full details Click on this link for full details There are two ways to endorse the Manifesto – either individually or as an organization.
Read about the Global Compact on Migration from a Gender Perspective HERE
The first ever agreement on a common approach to international Migration in all its dimensions!
Click here to read the text of the Global Compact for Migration in your language of choice.
A one-page introduction to the Global Compact for Migration, available in English, Spanish, and French, including essential features of the purpose, development process, significance, political commitments, and implementation plan.
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration is an intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, to cover all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner. It presents a significant opportunity to improve the governance on migration, to address the challenges associated with today’s migration, and to strengthen the contribution of migrants and migration to sustainable development. The process to develop this Global Compact for Migration started in April 2017. The intergovernmental conference to adopting the Global Compact for Safe Orderly and Regular Migration is taking place Marrakech, Morocco on December 11 and 12.
Good Shepherd over the years have attended the Global Forum on Migration and Development which is also taking place in Marrakesh, Morocco, December 5 – 7. Cecilie Kern is attending this on behalf of us all. Donatus Lili from Kenya NGO Regional Designate will join her for the intergovernmental Conference on the 11th and 12th December.
Click her to watch the YouTube 2 minute explainer
Share with us in the comments box your dreams and actions towards safe, orderly and regular Migration. What do you consider most important? Which one of the 25 objectives is your objective?