FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2016
On March 28, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, gave an intervention during the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on “Women, peace and security: The role of women in conflict prevention and resolution in Africa.”
In his statement, Archbishop Auza stressed how women are drivers of development and can contribute greatly to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies through preventive diplomacy, mediation, peacekeeping missions and peace-building processes. He praised women’s long-term work in education, healthcare, values formation among the young, and spirit of sacrifice. He highlighted for particular attention the four Missionaries of Charity who were massacred in Yemen on March 4.
His statement can be found here.