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Working with Ecosoc

VIVAT International is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and is in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations. ECOSOC is the principal organ to coordinate the economic and social work of the [read…]

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Turning a Page at VIVAT International

It is with this conviction that I pass on the presidency of VIVAT International to Sr. Ma. Theresia Hörnemann. And as I do so, I would like to thank the out-going officials and members of the Board for their selfless service – Sr. Judith Vallimont, SSpS (outgoing Board member), Fr. Emmanuel Kofi Fianu, SVD (outgoing Board secretary), Sr. Zelia Cordeiro dos Santos, SSpS (outgoing ET Chairperson). My thanks also go to the many confreres and sisters in the field who have collaborated and continue to do so with the Executive Team in New York, our representative in Geneva, and the Board of Directors in Rome. [read…]

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UN Releases Rio+20 Zero Document

VIVAT International is working with other NGOs to lobby Members States in New York to ensure certain issues are included in the final document. The Members States are continuing to negotiate the content and structure of the document which will be finalised during the conference in June 2012. [read…]

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VIVAT International Workshop- India 2011

All the Provinces reported on their JPIC activities. Included in their reports were the following topics: HIV /AIDS treatment, prevention and rehabilitation; Street Children; Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Land alienation and tribal lands; Children; Women; Domestic/Migrant Workers; People affected by leprosy; the Physically and mentally challenged individuals; and Rag Pickers. Additional reports were given on initiatives for income generation, vocational training and the conflicts in the Middle East (Palestinian Rights), Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indonesia. The reports stressed the importance of networking both with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the governments for the rights of the people. [read…]