VIVAT Members at the UN Commissions

February 16, 2011

Philip Gibbs, SVD is participating in the Commission on Social Development and was the speaker for a side event entitled “Voices from the Grassroots”. VIVAT International has submitted a written statement “Poverty and Culture” for the UN Commission on Social Development (CSocD 49). [read…]

Poverty and Climate Change

February 14, 2011

Co-sponsored the side event “Poverty and Climate Change: Voices from Government, the Grassroots and NGOs”

VIVAT International Workshop in Quito, Ecuador 2010

December 14, 2010

En América Latina y el Caribe, observamos que la mayoría de nuestros pueblos viven realidades que impiden que las personas se desarrollen de una manera plena como seres humanos creados a imagen y semejanza de Dios. Existen alianzas entre los gobiernos con empresas transnacionales que buscan su propio lucro en contra del bien común y la integridad de la creación. Observamos que existe una “mafia de redes perversas” en la trata de personas, de armas y de tráfico de drogas, que promueven guerrillas, violencia, inseguridad, muerte, desplazamiento y destrucción sistemática de la naturaleza. [read…]

Religious Voices on Biodiversity

December 14, 2010

The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) was held in Nagoya, Japan from December 18 – 29, 2010.  There are many VIVAT members working in Nagoya, [read…]

Speak up Stop Discrimination

November 23, 2010

This year, 2010, we are invited to remember the human rights defenders who act to end discrimination in all its forms.  Some of these people, like Gandhi and Nelson Mandela are famous.  Others are not [read…]

VIVAT and the Working Group on Girls

August 12, 2010

VIVAT New York is an active member of many NGO Committees, Task Forces, and Working Groups.  One such group in which VIVAT is a participant is the NGO Comminttee on UNICEF Working Group on Girls [read…]

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