The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Co-Sponsors Event at the United Nations 59th Commission on the Status of Women

23 March 2015

PRESS RELEASE

NEW YORK–A panel discussion titled, Trafficking & Migration, Girls & Women: Human Rights Have No Borders, took place March 9, 2015, at the United Nations and brought together migration and trafficking experts. The Event was co-sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Salesians of Don Bosco.

The panelists included Ashley Feasley, Esq., Immigration Policy Advisor for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; Diane Paul, Independent Consultant on Human Rights; Katherine Rehberg, Child Protection Specialist for Church World Service Resettlement Support Center in Nairobi; and Monica Regabo, Executive Director of Yolia. The panel was moderated by Rev. Thomas Brennan, SDB.

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and the Salesians of Don Bosco have submitted a Statement to the Fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women. This Statement was received by the Secretary-General, Member States, and all participants as an official document of the Commission.  The Statement is available at: http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=E/CN.6/2015/NGO/94

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese is accredited through the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) and has General Consultative Status under the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC).

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