Digital Ecosystem / Citizenship
Four members of the Teresian Association in the Philippines have been recognized "for their joyful and exemplary testimony at work; for their efficient, competent and disinterested professional dedication."
In order to give thanks for everything lived during the six-year term that is about to end, in line with the theme of the year of the Teresian Association (Lord, you have done great things for us! Send us your Spirit of joy and hope), a space to give thanks has been opened on the website ata2018it.org.
New York, U.S.A.
On Jan. 29-Feb 2, 2018, at the UN headquarters in NY. Maite Uribe, President of the Teresian Association and Emma Melgarejo, member of the Governing Council, attended the 56th session of the ECOSOC Commission for Social Development to achieve sustainable development for all.
A moment in time February 14, 2018, has sparked a movement, 20,000+ gathered in Parkland “ the soul of the marches” as it has been called. The place where the shootings that took the lives of 17 students from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School took place.
Following the shooting of 17 people in a high school of South Florida, young people filled the streets of many cities in the US on March 24 to ask for safety in the schools and to demand more strict gun control legislation. The Teresian Association joined then in several cities too.
NEW YORK, United States.
At the Multi-stakeholder hearing of the United Nation’s preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration on July 26, Patricia Stockton, representative of the Teresian Association (TA) at the UN, presented a statement written by a group of young people who identify themselves as “dreamers and doers.” They gathered in Madrid for a project organized by EDIW (Education for an Interdependent World).
SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile.
From August 31 to September 2, the Editorial Board of the Nuevamérica / Novamerica Magazine met in Santiago de Chile to evaluate some issues of the 2016 and 2017 editions and to plan for 2018.
On August 17, a few minutes after 5 pm, a van became a deadly weapon on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. At night, another attack attempt took place in Cambrils. Sixteen people died, in addition to several of those responsible, and more than a hundred were injured. Some are still in critical condition.
A meeting on Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration was held last April 13 at the UN Headquarters in Geneva.
VATICAN CITY, Italy.
“Fear not, for I am with you (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time” is the theme of the Pope’s message for the 51st World Communications Day, celebrated by the Catholic Church on May 28, feast of the Assumption.
The Spanish book titled “Las páginas más bellas de Josefa Segovia,” (The most beautiful pages of Josefa Segovia), coordinated by María Rosa Elosúa de Juan and published by Fonte Monte Carmelo, is ready for purchase.
With an initial keynote speech and a clear focus on present discriminations, the High Commissioner for Human Rights opened in Geneva Session 34 of the Human Rights Council. An almost entire month of debates, which are still going on, from February 27 to March 24, and many participants. The brilliant Commissioner, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussien, likes to call things by name and has a special ability to put his finger on the wound.