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#CSW62 – 2018 Commission on the Status of Women

#CSW62 – 2018 Commission on the Status of Women

The experience of coming to CSW is empowering for many women. Louisa Eikhomun, the Executive Director of Echoes of Women in Africa, writes in detail of her experience, and commends Women Thrive Alliance for making it possible for grassroots women to attend and raise their concerns. 

Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty – Presentation by Grove Harris

Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty – Presentation by Grove Harris

So much is interconnected in all the sustainable development goals, and the eradication of poverty requires efforts on many fronts.  My colleague Winifred Doherty has laid out efforts within the UN over years, with treaties and agreements.  Our convener Denise Scotto has affirmed the value of action from all. We each can act, and act now. All of the Temple of Understanding’s work contributes towards a common welfare where we all have enough.

Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty, Feb. 7, 2018 in NYC

Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty, Feb. 7, 2018 in NYC

The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers (FIFCJ) invite you to a conversation concerning Legal Mechanisms to Eradicate Poverty & Achieve Sustainable Development

2018 NYC Women’s March

2018 NYC Women’s March

The 2018 NYC Women’s March started with those converging on the subway, where the city is doing its part to promote supportive roles for men.

New Water Justice Guides

New Water Justice Guides

The report highlights the impacts decades of trade agreements have had on global freshwater supplies and on the human rights  to water and sanitation. It warns of the dire consequences of a new generation of trade agreements and calls for a drastically different trade regime that would protect people and the environment.

Religious Actors Preventing Violence

Religious Actors Preventing Violence

The inaugural event was held during the July 2017 High Level Political Forum. The Temple of Understanding is proud that our board member Dr. Ephraim Isaac spoke at the September session, as the UN encourages broad stakeholder participation in this crucial initiative. His full address, which is offered below, focuses on personal experience of atrocity, and recommends art and music as part of the solution.

Women’s Human Rights and the SDGs (HLPF 2017)

Women’s Human Rights and the SDGs (HLPF 2017)

In July 2017, a second set of countries presented their progress on the SDGs to the United Nations. Civil society (NGOs and other nonprofits) raised concerns on many fronts, including the shrinking space for diverse people’s voices, the degree of progress, and the rise in attacks on front line human rights defenders around the globe. The Temple of Understanding worked with the Women’s Major Group, mourning the deadly violence against women human rights defenders.

Stand Up for the Earth: Affirm the Paris Agreement

Stand Up for the Earth: Affirm the Paris Agreement

The Temple of Understanding, one of the oldest interfaith organizations in North America, stands with our many partners, the Parliament of World Religions, faith leaders of all traditions, corporations, universities and concerned citizens in condemning President’s Trump’s unconscionable action pulling out of the Paris Agreement. 

Meet Our 2017 Temple of Understanding Summer Interns!

Meet Our 2017 Temple of Understanding Summer Interns!

On June 26, the Temple of Understanding’s 2017 student interns will arrive at the United Nations! We can hardly wait to meet these talented young people in person. Read on to meet our interns and learn about the projects they will be pursuing at the UN this summer.

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