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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11  They shall teach the little girls of the villages while they are there. They shall strive to train local girls to replace them at this task during their absence. They shall do all this for the love of God and without any remuneration (SWLM:729 [A.54]). These words of St. Louise de Marillac resonate […]

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Vincentian Family Event at the UN to Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of our Charism

Vincentian Family event at the UN to celebrate the 400th anniversary of our Charism Triad of Grassroots Engagement, Systemic change and Advocacy in the Eradication of poverty On February 1, 2017 during the 55th commission on social development, with the theme being “eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all,” the members of the Vincentian […]

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2016 Global Report on Trafficking: A Brief Summary

On December 21, 2016 the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) presented a high-level launch of the 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. This report is published every two years and offers good data on the trends of the activity and results of increasing efforts to combat these crimes against humanity. The […]

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The Vincentian Family and Advent Hope

Greetings from the members of our Vincentian Family Team working at United Nations Headquarters in New York. We’re about half way through the Liturgical Season of Advent—a time when the Church prepares us to celebrate the Incarnation of Jesus, and also invites us to reflect on the Lord’s Second Coming. This is a season of gratitude, joy, and hope. It’s also a time when […]

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Celebration of Human Rights and AIC 400th Anniversary Year Begins

CELEBRATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS: Human Rights Day and the International Declaration of Human Rights AIC 400th ANNIVERSARY YEAR BEGINS December 10th marks the anniversary of the proclamation of the International Declaration of Human Rights (DHR) by the UN General Assembly in 1948. This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s […]

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The Central Importance of Goal 10 in the UN 2030 Agenda

How Can the Vincentian Family Embrace the Global Utopia, the Agenda of the Common Good? “REDUCE INEQUALITY WITHIN AND AMONG COUNTRIES” (SDG 10) If we, the Vincentian Family, want to meaningfully contribute to the global agenda, we need to embrace the challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals (UN 2030 Agenda) from a human rights perspective. […]

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Vincentian Family Collaborates to Address Root Causes of Poverty

“We should assist the poor in every way and do it both by ourselves and by enlisting the help of others…. To do this is to preach the gospel by words and work.” Vincent de Paul[1] Frederic Ozanam founded the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in collaboration with five friends. They consulted with Emmanuel […]

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Vincentian Family in Ukraine: Connecting the Global and the Local Levels

The Vincentian Family in Ukraine Connecting the Global and the Local levels – Advocacy at the UN I was invited last week to visit the works of the Vincentian Family in Ukraine.  This was a wonderfully busy week that brought me to experience firsthand the effective efforts of collaboration between the members of the 10 […]

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United Nations Summit on Migrants and Refugees

United Nations Summit on Migrants and Refugees Nur Gorayeb – Intern for the Congregation of the Mission In many discussions ahead of the first ever UN summit on migrants and refugees in New York, several NGOs that represent civil society, including the representatives of the Vincentian Family, “emphasized that priority must be given to those […]

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