Sustainable Development Goal #17

Sustainable Development Goal #17 – PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

In 2015, the United Nations created 17 Sustainable Development Goal to be put on the world’s agenda.

The new paradigm upon which these goals are based is one of transforming the current model of donor-driven aid and developed world/third world approach into a universally applicable, sustainable and accountable agenda for all.

The new paradigm aims for eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities within and between countries and advancement of economic, social, civil, political and cultural human rights.   For more information please see  https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/tranformingourworld

Update on the UNJPPI website

The following articles are recent postings on the UNJPPI website.
We encourage readers to use these resources in your local advocacy work.
If you are aware of pilgrimage visits to the Holy Land,
please refer the visitors to the postings on the UNJPPI website.

Open Letter to Dion re Amnesty International report – “Israeli Government must cease intimidation of human rights defenders…”
This letter to Stephane Dion was signed by Steve Berube and Marianna Harris (co-chairs of UNJPPI) as wellas Tyler Levitan (IJV) and Robert Assaly (on behalf of CEPAL)

The Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) is a Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) initiative. The Canadian Boat to Gaza is a major part of the Coalition and this initiative.  By launching a women’s boat, women from all over the world aim to highlight the undeniable contributions and indomitable spirit of Palestinian women who have been central within the Palestinian struggle in Gaza, the West Bank, inside the Green Line and in the diaspora.

Unitarian Universalist Association Divests from Companies Profiting from Israel’s Occupation of Palestinian Territories

Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME) welcomes the recent decision of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) to divest from several companies involved in human rights abuses and environmental degradation.

Commentary on “Robert Fulford: Rise of the anti-BDS Movement”
Letter to the Editor by Steve Berube, Co-Chair, UNJPPI in response to Robert Fulford: Rise of the anti-BDS movement, National Post, April 15, 2016

United Methodist Kairos Response Welcomes Pension Fund Exclusion and Divestment of Israeli Banks
January 7, 2016 – The $20-billion Pension and Health Benefits Fund of the United Methodist Church has declared the five largest Israeli banks off limits for investment and has divested from the two that it held in its portfolios.

The new road map – The One State Solution – Ilan Pappe
An excellent analysis of the history of colonization, application of exclusion, ethnic cleansing and its distorted view of  ‘democracy’ and its impact in the 21st century, post-Oslo.
View on YouTube

Statement from the Commission for Justice and Peace ASSEMBLY OF THE CATHOLIC ORDINARIES OF THE HOLY LAND
We continue to cry out like the prophets did “Until when oh Lord” (cf. Habbakuk 1:2, Zechariah 1:12, Revelation 6:10). We repeat again that we, as disciples of Christ, condemn violence on all sides. Violence is violence and only begets more violence. We, as created in the image and likeness of our Father, need to learn another way to solve the conflict.
Why has this conflict gone on for so long? Is it really so complicated?

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Sustainable Development Goal #16

Sustainable Development Goal #16 – PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

In 2015, the United Nations created 17 Sustainable Development Goal to be put on the world’s agenda.

The new paradigm upon which these goals are based is one of transforming the current model of donor-driven aid and developed world/third world approach into a universally applicable, sustainable and accountable agenda for all.

The new paradigm aims for eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities within and between countries and advancement of economic, social, civil, political and cultural human rights.   For more information please see  https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/tranformingourworld

Women’s Boat to Gaza

The UNJPPI Coordinating Team has agreed to endorse this appeal.

Dear UNJPPI,

The Freedom Flotilla Coalition will send a  message of hope and solidarity to the people of Gaza

The Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) is a Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) initiative. The Canadian Boat to Gaza www.canadaboatgaza.org is a major part of the Coalition and this initiative.  By launching a women’s boat, women from all over the world aim to highlight the undeniable contributions and indomitable spirit of Palestinian women who have been central within the Palestinian struggle in Gaza, the West Bank, inside the Green Line and in the diaspora.

Gaza has been under Israeli blockade for the past decade during which Israel has also launched countless attacks against the besieged population, turning their lives into a nightmare and a continuous struggle. The physical wars have not only invaded the economy, markets and the land of Gaza, but have raided and assaulted homes, families, schools, and national museums, destroying civilization, heritage, culture, memory and hopes.

Through Freedom Flotillas and other naval missions the Canadian Boat to Gaza has protested against the passivity and complicity of the international community, especially western governments.  Simultaneously and as importantly, we have called for civil society solidarity with the Palestinian resistance.

The Women’s Boat to Gaza will challenge the Israeli blockade to show solidarity and bring a message of hope to the Palestinian people.  With the support of women, men, non-governmental organizations and civil society groups we will make this happen.

The Canadian Campaign (Canada Boat to Gaza) needs to raise $20,000 by the end of April (we are about 1/2 way there) to meet our commitment to WBG, with another $30,000 to raise by July. Your organization’s support to help us reach these goals will be very much appreciated.  

Thank you.

In solidarity,
Eva Manly
On behalf of the steering committee of WBG

More info about WBG.
Follow us at www.canadaboatgaza.org
Facebook www.facebook.com/FreedomFlotillaCoalition/ and
Twitter @GazaFFlotilla

Sustainable Development Goal #15

Sustainable Development Goal #15 – LIFE ON LAND

In 2015, the United Nations created 17 Sustainable Development Goal to be put on the world’s agenda.

The new paradigm upon which these goals are based is one of transforming the current model of donor-driven aid and developed world/third world approach into a universally applicable, sustainable and accountable agenda for all.

The new paradigm aims for eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities within and between countries and advancement of economic, social, civil, political and cultural human rights.   For more information please see  https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/tranformingourworld