Réseaux - 13 January 2011

en - Vivat International

We serve all our members and the global community through our presence at the UN and particularly by bringing spiritual and ethical values to the UN and other international organizations. SSpS - Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit

Congregations involved are at present: -

SSpS - Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit
SVD - Society of the Divine Word
ASC – Adorers of the Blood of Christ
CMS – Comboni Sisters
CSSp: Holy Spirit
CCJ -Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus
MSHR – Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary
OMI – Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
LSA – Little Sisers of the Assumption and RA – Religious of the Assumpion

Vivat is an organized network of all the members of SSpS and SVD, ASC, CMS, CSSP, MCCJ, MSHR, OMI, LSA and RA , whose work, expertise, and experience has a direct bearing on issues related to social justice, development, peace and ecology. It also includes those directly associated with these congregations in their apostolate and activities related to the above issues.

Vivat International is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with special consultative status at the UN- ECOSOC, uniting the voices of its members from around the world. We serve all our members and the global community through our presence at the UN and particularly by bringing spiritual and ethical values to the UN and other international organizations.

What is ECOSOC accreditation?

Non-governmental, non-profit, public or voluntary organizations may formally contribute to the work of the UN after being granted consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) under Article 71 of the Charter of the United Nations and on ECOSOC Resolution 1996/31. These accredited organizations may participate in meetings of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, including the functional commissions, in accordance with the rules of procedure of those bodies.

More http://www.un.org/esa/coordination/ngo/ http://www.un.org/ecosoc/

Vision

Sharing a vision of the world and of every human being as created in goodness and dignity, and believing in the equality in rights and in dignity of all individuals, peoples and cultures, we commit ourselves to promote justice, harmony and reconciliation in the world. We therefore aim to:

 Reach out to persons and peoples living in poverty of any kind, and share in their efforts for a restoration of well-being, dignity, and freedom.

 Promote human rights, sustainable development, understanding and harmony between peoples, cultures, classes, and religions, and the creation of a world society and of local communities that permit the participation of all.

 Work for ecological sustainability, the protection of biodiversity, and the preservation of the richness of the planet for future generations.