(MissionNewswire) Hendrix Pineda, a program officer with the Salesian Missions Office for International Programs, recently returned from Haiti where he was exploring a possible food-for-development project to be funded under Title II of the Farm Bill managed by the United States Agency
(MissionNewswire) International Women’s Day—created by the United Nations and celebrated by organizations and countries around the globe—is observed each year on March 8.
According to the United Nations, “it is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national,
(TAMENGLONG, INDIA) The article reports that a boy from Tamenglong district of Manipur was found on the streets in the Salem district in Tamil Nadu on March 2, 2012. In the article, a reliable source stated that, “the child has been rescued by Don Bosco
(MANIPUR, INDIA) – On March 4, 2012, writer Urmila Chanam contemplated the misfortune and fate of street children in India. Her report focused on Shekhar, a 12 year old boy found at a Bangalore railway station by a Bosco Mane Bangalore worker.
Shekhar, she reports, was
(UNICEF) The world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history.
UNICEF’s annual flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children 2012 (SOWC), says that almost half the world’s children now live in urban areas, and it’s calling for greater emphasis on identifying and meeting
(UN / IRIN) The global anti-poverty movement has added a new tool to its arsenal with the launch of an index that measures women’s empowerment in agriculture.
“Agriculture is the most effective way to drive inclusive economic growth of the poorest communities”, which
(MissionNewswire) Salesians continue relief efforts in local villages devastated by Cyclone Thane. The beginning of the New Year brought destruction to parts of Southeast India. On the evening of Dec. 31, 2011, Cyclone Thane barreled through the districts of Cuddalore, Villupuram and Puducherry. In its
(UNITED NATIONS) Poverty eradication, youth unemployment and socially inclusive policies will be the main focus of the 50th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development, which kicked off today at UN Headquarters in New York.
For the next 10 days, the Commission will
(MissionNewswire) In the initial aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the Salesians were instrumental in emergency response and relief efforts. An integral part of the infrastructure in Haiti prior to the earthquake, they were among
(UNICEF) Children with disabilities must not be forgotten during crises and conflict, UNICEF said at an international conference. The experience of children with disabilities in general is often one of marginalization and disempowerment. In times of crisis, children with disabilities and their families