June 18, 2012
Rio+20: June 20 - 22, 2012. Congregations of Saint Joseph Delegation
Since 1979 the Congregations of St Joseph (official UN-NGO title) have had a presence at the United Nations (UN) as an NGO (Non - Governmental Organisation). The NGO is made up of all the Sisters of St Joseph and Associates throughout the world. Both the Central and Federation Congregations belong to this group.
Sr. Griselda Martinez Morales is the Congregations of Saint Joseph UN-NGO Representative and together with twenty-two Sisters of St. Joseph from around the globe, including Patricia Day rsj from the Peru Region, (pictured here) will take a compelling message to the United Nations Rio+20 Conference of Sustainable Development.
Their message is that at the heart of the climate change discussion and decision-making must be a commitment to an ethical framework for sustainable development. Griselda says, “The Congregations of Saint Joseph, present in more than 50 countries, affirms our commitment of collaboration for human development that includes the whole of the person, that creates an interdependence of the human family, allowing them to live fully and in harmony with all creation.
The Rio+20 Conference will focus on two themes: