Please welcome Sister Beatriz Eugenia Martinez-Garcia, (left), from the Central Pacific Province who was appointed to serve as the next SSND NGO representative at the United Nations beginning July 1.
United Nations Update
Read the most recent Shalom / UN-NGO Newsletter with dispatches from SSND Sisters throughout the world.
SSND has a rich history and commitment towards education. We have an opportunity to help elevate and address the current global education crisis this weekend as our NGO representative Sister Beatriz Martinez-Garcia attends the Transforming Education Summit.
My goal is to strengthen the spirit of Laudato Si’ (LS) in my students. Pope Francis says, “We lack an awareness of our common origin, of our mutual belonging, and of a future to be shared with everyone. This basic awareness would enable the development of new convictions, attitudes, and forms of life.” (LS 202.)
Sister Beatriz Martinez-Garcia SSND, as NGO representative, invites you to watch these two short videos of overview for the work of CWS 66, and to watch the proceedings on UN Web TV March 14th-25th.
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform, the Economy of Francis, the Global Compact on Education, and COP26 decisions bring hope and are central to the creation of a new system of life, one that meets the need to respond to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. Let us remain determined to educate, advocate and act, nurturing hope and strengthening our commitment to care for all life on Earth, our common home.
10 years ago, on 2nd July 2010, the UN General Assembly voted to establish UN Women to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide.
Sister Beatriz Martinez-Garcia, SSND, director of the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s United Nations Non-governmental Organization Office, arranged for 40 AHA students to attend the Eighth Annual International Day of the Girl.
“Humanity still has the ability to work together in building our common home.” – Pope Francis: This quote summarizes the essence of my thoughts from several presentations I attended at the 18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).