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Week of January 22, 2018


This week the Holy See Mission delivered 1 statement at the UN.

The Situation in the Middle East, Including the Palestinian Question
Security Council

On January 25, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, gave an intervention during the Security Council Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question.
In his statement, Archbishop Auza said that the Holy See deplores the sufferings of millions in the Middle East due to armed conflicts and summoned the Security Council to apply the remedies described in the UN Charter to end the humanitarian crises in the region. He called for an urgent resumption to the dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians toward a negotiated two-state solution and urged all nations to respect the historical status quo of Jerusalem.
The statement can be found here.


Upcoming Events


Connecting Development and Human Rights in the Eradication of Poverty:
Strategies for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.| January 30 | UNHQ Conference Room D

The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See is co-sponsoring this event together with the Congregations of St. Joseph and eight other faith-based NGOs at the UN. To register, please email csjunngo@gmail.com by Friday, January 26, at noon. Everyone will need a UN pass. If you will not have a pass to the CSocD conference, please note in your email that you will need a special event pass (which will have to be picked up at 11 am outside the 46th Street Main Entrance of the UN by an organizer).


Reconciliation and Peace in Colombia:
Developments and Continuing Challenges

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | February 2 | UNHQ Conference Room 6

RSVP by January 30 at holyseemission.org/rsvp2February2018


Dimensions of Dialogue: Expanding Social Media as a
Space for Constructive Encounter for Young People

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | February 8 | Conference Room 12

The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See is co-sponsoring this event together with the KAICIID Dialogue Center, UNICEF, and the Permanent Missions of Austria, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Jordan to the United Nations.

To register, please click here.


Best Interest Alternatives to the Detention of Child Migrants
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | February 21 | UNHQ Conference Room 12

RSVP by February 18 at holyseemission.org/rsvp21February2018


Preventing the Trafficking of Rural Women and Girls
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. | March 13 | UNHQ Conference Room 1

RSVP by March 7 at holyseemission.org/rsvp13March2018


Holistic Education of Rural Women and Girls
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | March 15 | UNHQ Conference Room 11

RSVP by March 7 at holyseemission.org/rsvp15March2018


Promoting the Integral Development of African Women and Girls
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | March 19 | UNHQ Conference Room 4

RSVP by March 13 at holyseemission.org/RSVP19March2018


Fostering Fertility Awareness and Better Health among Rural Women and Girls
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | March 20 | UNHQ Conference Room 12

RSVP by March 13 at holyseemission.org/rsvp20March2018

** Please adhere to the RSVP deadlines for Holy See side events during the Commission on the Status of Women. The deadline to RSVP for events during week one will be March 7, the deadline to RSVP for events during week two is March 13. Please note that because rooms during CSW tend to quickly reach capacity, registration for events may close sooner than the listed deadline so it is best to RSVP as early as possible to ensure your spot in the room.





RSVP at holyseemission.org/rsvpPathtoPeaceGala2018