Catholic Sisters at the United Nations

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On Saturday July 19, 2014, at 1:30 pm EDT, Michele Morek, OSU, the coordinator of UNANIMA International (UNANIMA), a non-governmental organization which advocates at the United Nations, will discuss the critical social issues of water, human trafficking and immigration.

Sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), the presentation will be webcast live from Longueuil, Quebec.

Three ways to participate:

• On-site

Persons interested in attending the conference on site are asked to reserve a seat and contact Josée Lareau at (450) 651-8104 or The deadline to reserve is July 18th.

• LIVE on the Web

You can access the LIVE English webcast at this address:
A French translation will be available simultaneously at:

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• Taped presentation

After the live broadcast you will still be able to view the video following the same links above.

 About UNANIMA International

UNANIMA is a coalition of 19 congregations of Roman Catholic Sisters which advocates at the UN for the improvement of the economic and social conditions of all peoples. Its members carry out various humanitarian projects on all continents. Through UNANIMA, marginalized persons are brought to the UN and given access to participation in intergovernmental policy debates. The UNANIMA offices are conveniently located in New York, near the United Nations Headquarters.

About the SNJMs

A founding member of UNANIMA, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary is an international institute of Catholic women religious, and their affiliated associates and lay consecrated women. Founded in 1843 in Longueuil, Quebec, the congregation carries out its mission of education and is present in both North and South America and in Africa.