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…]


June 17, 2010

Over the past few decades, the issue of global warming has become a pervasive topic in the discourse among policymakers worldwide. However, climate change talks may be a helpful forum for voicing concerns and ideas, [read…]

Call to Action to Combat Human Trafficking

May 12, 2010

Missionary Oblates, VIVAT Member, JPIC Office Call to Action to Help Combat Human Trafficking in Association with 2010 world Cup events in South Africa In just two months, close to one million visitors will travel [read…]

Land Yes! Dams No!

May 4, 2010

Co-sponsored an event “Land Yes! Dams No!: Building cycles of mobilization”

Mining and Gender Justice

March 11, 2010

VIVAT addresses Gender in Relation to Mining at the Commission on the Status of Women.
The Working Group on Mining hopes to bring to light the egregious negative impacts of mining in relation to women, indigenous peoples, and the environment to the international arena. With these hopes, VIVAT and the Working Group plans on holding two more parallel events during the remaining Commissions and Forums later this year on indigenous peoples’ rights and on sustainable development. [read…]

Reaching Out to Haiti in its Time of Need

March 10, 2010

The earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, and surrounding areas in January 2010 killed more than 200,000 people, injured 300,000 and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere before the earthquake, is struggling to recover. [read…]

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