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Sacred Heart at the UN

  • Joan Kirby and Cecile Meijer at the United Nations

The Society of the Sacred Heart has been present at the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) since early 2003, when we became associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). Our NGO office is part of the international Society of the Sacred Heart.

Our presence at the United Nations has two principal aims: to share information with our members and the wider Sacred Heart family about critical world issues, and to give our members the opportunity to contribute their experience, reflection and analysis to the international policy debate. The Society’s NGO Representative is based in New York City.

On our website you will find:

  • Articles, updates and resources
  • A calendar of UN International Days and Weeks
  • Publications such as our Newsletter
  • Pause for Peace: prayer services on a host of social justice issues that can be used, in whole or in part, at home, in educational institutions, with groups etc.

The interests addressed on the site are wide-ranging: human rights, interfaith dialogue, the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals), the environment and our planet, peace, poverty, people on the move (migrants, refugees, IDPs) and women’s issues.

Please visit our website: sacredheartattheun.org