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UN Commission on Women delegates creating Beijing +25 online experience

A release from The Episcopal Church:

An invitation to join “Beijing +25: Celebrating the Blessing, Realizing the Dream” online study group

[June 30, 2020] The Presiding Bishop’s delegation to the 64th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW 64) invites all to join the online study group Beijing +25: Celebrating the Blessing, Realizing the Dream, which will offer a series of webinars, blogs and conversations facilitated by the delegates from July through November 2020.

In 2020, the world […]

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Would you like to represent the Episcopal Church at the UN?

The provincial delegate and the churchwide delegates will be able to attend the official United Nations Commission on the Status of Women proceedings at the United Nations and will represent the Episcopal Church/Anglican Communion in their advocacy at the UN, including joint advocacy with the group Ecumenical Women.

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Anglican voices at UN Commission on the Status of Women

There will be 22 Anglican delegates for the CSW60 meeting. They are from Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Australia, Brazil, Burundi, Central Africa, England, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Southern Africa, Sri Lanka, United States, and West Africa.

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World hunger is declining, according to UN

The year 2015 marks the end of the Millennium Development Goals’ (MDG) monitoring period, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released a report last week that hunger continues to decline, as indicated by measurements of undernourishment and low body weight in children under five.

About 795 million people are undernourished globally, down 167 million over the last decade, and 216 million less than in 1990–92. The decline is more pronounced in developing regions, despite significant population growth. […]

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A strong Anglican Communion presence at UN Commission on the Status of Women

The Episcopal News Service reports that more than 100 delegates from the Anglican Communion are attending the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s 59th session, currently under way in New York, March 9-20, a continuation and assessment of prior sessions.

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presided over the Eucharist in the Chapel of Christ the Lord in the Episcopal Church Center, and Diocese of Long Island Assistant Bishop Chilton Knudsen preached March 9 on John 20:11-18 at the opening Episcopal […]

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