Pope Sends Message for 70th Anniversary of International Catholic Center for Cooperation With UNESCO

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In his message for the 70th anniversary of the International Catholic Center for Cooperation with UNESCO (ICCC), founded in 1947, Pope Francis encourages to reject fear, violence and closure and to choose “brotherhood.”

For this occasion, the ICCC organized on Thursday, March 23, 2017, an international Forum, entitled “What World Do We Want to Build Together?” at UNESCO’s House in Paris, France, in collaboration with the Holy See’s Permanent Observation Mission at UNESCO and under the patronage of UNESCO and the French National Commission for UNESCO.

Monsignor Francesco Follo, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at UNESCO, read the Pontiff’s message. Continue reading “Pope Sends Message for 70th Anniversary of International Catholic Center for Cooperation With UNESCO”

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The U.N.’s new leader is taking on an impossible job

Kevin Sieff
The Washington Post

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In one of the world’s hungriest cities, the new head of the United Nations was trudging past makeshift tents made of bedsheets and mosquito nets. The displacement camp had ballooned in recent weeks as Somalis fled a devastating drought and conflict. Just 15 miles away, al-Qaeda-linked militants controlled villages, blocking aid.

“Are you receiving assistance?” António Guterres, 67, asked a skinny man with a graying goatee, standing outside one tent.

Abdullahi Mohammed Abdi, 48, looked at the man in the white button-down shirt and bulletproof vest, sweating in the 100-degree heat. Abdi’s family was sharing one small bucket of cornmeal per day. Continue reading “The U.N.’s new leader is taking on an impossible job”

Paris Climate Agreement to enter into force on 4 November

United Nations Paris Climate Agreement to Enter into Force on 4 November, 2016 More countries join agreement, paving way for full implementation of historic accord to address climate change New York, 5 October— The historic Paris Agreement to address climate change will enter into force on 4 November, the United Nations announced today. “This is a momentous occasion,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the … Continue reading Paris Climate Agreement to enter into force on 4 November