Week in Review
May 11, 2018


Forum on Forests

On May 8, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations gave an intervention during Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests, dedicated to the Implementation of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests.

In her statement, the Holy See voiced her support for the efforts of the Forum to bring about an integral improvement in the quality of human life and called for the promotion of better management of the world’s forest resources, since they are being destroyed and altered at an alarming rate, which is depleting their biodiversity. Forests are essential in regulating the climate and their exploitation comes at a high cost to people, animals and the environment. The Holy See also said that initiatives that aim to conserve forests must also take into account the indigenous communities who have been living there for centuries.

The statement can be found here.


Upcoming Events


The Santa Marta Group: Police and Religious Leaders
United to Eradicate Human Trafficking

1:15-2:30 | May 22, 2018 | UNHQ Conference Room 7

RSVP by May 17 at




The Impact of Good Parents on Children and Society: The Many Benefits of Nurturing Children’s Integrity in the Home
11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. | June 1 | UNHQ Conference Room 1

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Protection and Integration of Migrants in Vulnerable Situations: The Case of Faith-Based Organizations
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | June 4 | UNHQ Conference Room 7

RSVP by May 30 at


We will continue to bring you weekly updates from the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations. For more, we encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and our website, where you can find features like these infographics from our event on Sharing the Journey of Migrants and Refugees, made by our intern, Aaron Salvan.