September 14, 2006
New York, NY
A forum on "The Human Dignity of Women in Contemporary Society:
Issues and Best Practices in Migration and Refugee Services"
co-sponsored by St. John’s University Vincentian Center for Church
and Society, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the
United Nations and the Path to Peace Foundation drew a crowd of
more than 75 Ambassadors, Attachés and Delegates, Representatives
of NGOs and others yesterday at the United Nations
The dialogue, which focused on social, economic and legal issues
impacting women migrants and refugees within home and host
countries, was a side event at the unprecedented session of the
UN’s General Assembly on migration issues, which convenes today and
tomorrow (September 14-15).
Distinguished panelists included Anastasia K. Brown, Director of
Refugee Programs for Migration and Refugee Services of the U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops; Mary Delorey, M.A., M.S.W.,
Catholic Relief Services Strategic Issues Advisor-Latin
America/Caribbean Region and Helene Hayes, RGS, Ph.D.,
International Research Project on Trafficked Women in Southeast
Asia, Europe, and the USA.
For more information contact the Vincentian Center for Church and
Society at St. John’s by calling (718) 990-1612. For media
inquiries contact Elizabeth Reilly, Assistant Director of Media
Relations at St. John’s University at (718) 990-5789 or e-mail
requests to email@example.com.
Additional information can be found by visiting www.holyseemission.org.