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Week of February 26, 2018

Holy See Mission in the News

On February 21, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the UN, together with Caritas Internationalis, the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), hosted an event entitled, “Ending the Detention of Migrant and Refugee Children: Best Interest Determination and Alternatives to Detention.” The event took place at UN Headquarters during the first of six week-long negotiation sessions on the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration occurring over the next six months and was covered by multiple news outlets and organizations. To read their takeaways, click below:

Crux, Holy See to U.N.: End detention of migrant children
ICMC, Catholic organizations call on States to end the detention of migrant and refugee children
Christian Daily, Holy See calls on the UN to stop detaining migrant and refugee children
America Magazine, UN speakers decry detention for vulnerable migrant, refugee children
Migrants & Refugees Section, Holy See at UN: Ending the Detention of Child Migrants and Refugees
Vatican News, Holy See: End detention of migrant and refugee children


Upcoming Events


Preventing the Trafficking of Rural Women and Girls:
Integrating Inherent Dignity into a human Rights Model

1:15 - 2:30 p.m. | March 13 | UNHQ Conference Room 1

RSVP by March 7 at holyseemission.org/rsvp13March2018


Integral 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 Rural Women and Girls in Africa under the Threat of Ideological Colonization
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | March 19 | UNHQ Conference Room 4

RSVP by March 13 at holyseemission.org/RSVP19March2018


No Room in Rural Villages, Cities or Homes for the Disabled?
Are Boys and Girls with Down Syndrome Being Left Behind?

1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | March 20 | UNHQ Conference Room 12

RSVP by March 13 at holyseemission.org/rsvp20March2018


Affirming the Human Dignity of Rural Women and Girls
through Healthcare and Education

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. | March 22 | UNHQ Conference Room 11

RSVP by March 13 at holyseemission.org/rsvp22March2018


Upholding Human Dignity for Migrants and Refugees, From Principles to Practice:
Faith Based Organizations and the Global Compacts
1:15-2:30 | May 3, 2018 | UNHQ Conference Room 4

RSVP by April 30 at holyseemission.org/rsvp3May2018

RSVP at holyseemission.org/rsvpPathtoPeaceGala2018