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International Church Leaders Unite to Insist Poverty Reduction Targets Be Met

"It is becoming most urgent for religious leaders to articulate their caring ministries for poverty in all its forms in God's world and the Millennium Development Goals are the most practical bench-marks for assessing stewardship to heal God's creation. It will be a real privilege to share the decisions made by the Anglican Communion with regards to the full implementation of the Millennium Declaration and to share the anxieties of the UN Ecumenical Working Group on such issues." - Archdeacon Taimalelagi Matalavea

With the establishment of the monitoring and reporting system, the ‘naming and shaming’ list of offending parties, and time-bound action plans, the UN now has a unique and urgent opportunity to redeem the promise to the children, by ending this trend of horrendous crimes against millions of vulnerable children.

UN Declaring the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on the Report of the Third Committee (A/59/500)

Talking Point on HIV/AIDS and Indigenous Persons

UN Member States, in the Millennium Declaration of September 2000, unanimously committed themselves to fight poverty and other issues facing the world. MDG 6 commits them to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases.

Talking Point on Indigenous Issues

ndigenous peoples continue to be among the most impoverished and most marginalised in the world. They suffer multiple discriminations regarding access to health, education, economic opportunity and respect of their rights.

Anglican Women Video Stream

An edited video stream of the forum is available online at:


Christians' Understanding of United Nations is Goal of Bulletin Insert/Brochure for U.N. Day Oct. 24

A new resource for congregations explores the values shared by Christians and the United Nations. This brochure for the annual commemoration of United Nations Day -- Sunday, October 24 -- outlines U.N. achievements and urges Christians to support the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals. It is suitable for use alone or as a church bulletin insert. Writes NCC General Secretary Bob Edgar, U.N. Day "recalls the promise of the United Nations and the goals of peace and justice the U.N. embodies....At a time when our nation and world are yearning for peace and reconciliation, we urge you to voice your support for the U.N. and the multilateral cooperation it represents." Says Tony Kireopoulos, NCC Associate General Secretary for International Affairs and Peace, "We hope local churches across the United States will observe U.N. Day and use this brochure as a bulletin insert and/or basis for discussion. U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan affirms that at root, values that motivate people of faith also animate the United Nations -- mercy, tolerance, love of neighbor." Click here to download the bulletin insert/brochure.

On The Ground
An Israel/Palestine News Monitor
Issue 2, September, 2004

"On the Ground" is produced by the NGO Working Group on Israel/ Palestine at the New York offices of the United Nations. The IPWG seeks to serve as a dynamic bridge betwen Israelis and Palestinians while advocating for a just and lasting peace through the United Nations.

The Anglican Observer peaches
at Holy Apostles, New York
On the eve of the Republic National Convention

Talofa (Samoa), Kia Ora (Aotearoa/NZ), Malo e Lelei (Tonga), Fakalofa lahi atu (Niue), Ni sa Bula Vinaka (Fiji), Namaskar (Hindi), Kia Orana (Cook Islands), Ia orana (Tahiti), Malo Ni (Tokelau) Aloha (Hawaii).

Welcome to New US Ambassador to the UN

Meet John C. Danforth, the newly appointed United States Ambassador to the United Nations through his biography. Our prayers are with him a he starts on his new work

Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev'd Rowan William

Internationalism and Beyond

Speech on the occasion of a fund raising dinner for the Anglican Observer to the United Nations
June 19, 2004 Anglican Communion News Service

“In spite of what many think are menacing signs, we are witnessing a period of unprecedented opportunity for the United Nations - which is also a period in which the role of voluntary organizations in relation to the UN is becoming increasingly significant. The importance of our Anglican representation at the UN emerges more clearly than ever at a time when the UN is seeking to recover and to reinforce its moral authority…

Photo Gallery

Fund-raising dinner for the Anglican Observer
at the United Nations June 18, 2004, Connecticut

A photo gallery from the fund-raising dinner for the Anglican Observer at the United Nations, held 18 June 2004, in Greenwich , Connecticut , with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Rowan Williams, and several hundred supporters of this crucial Anglican Communion work. Over $400,000 was pledged to support the UN Observer's ministry.

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