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									VIVAT – Rome

     OMIJPIC
 Meeting of regions
20-25 October 2009
      OMI at the United Nations
   Early in 2005 we were accredited to
    the United Nations as a non-
    governmental organization by the
    Department of Public Information
    (DPI).
   Soon thereafter, it was decided that
    we would seek to be members of
    VIVAT INTERNATIONAL.
The start …
1996 : The general councils of the SVD and SSpS
take up a growing concern.
1997 : SSpS-SVD JUPIC take it up in Portugal
1998 : PANAM assembly of JUPIC in Bolivia.
The two congregations together began to
investigate.
    VIVAT: Points of
       Reference
• November of 2000: Begin (SVD
  & SSpS)

• April of 2001: VIVAT website is
  created:
  www.vivatinternational.org

• July 23rd 2004: VIVAT receives
  official recognition by the
  Economic and Social Council of
  the UN (ECOSOC).
 VIVAT today

The other
congregations
Who expressed
interest in
participating
(Associate)



                MCCJ                      MSHR

                Comboni
                               CMS        Missionaries
                Missionaries   Comboni    of the Holy
                                Sisters     Rosary
VIVAT: Points of Reference (2)

  • December 15th 2004 VIVAT is
    recognized as NGO by DPI of the
    UN.

  • 2005, Other religious congregations
    join VIVAT as associate members –
    amongst them the OMI.

  • By 2007: 8 congregations are part of
    VIVAT.

  • 2009 - Other congregations ask to
    join. A 2 year moratorium is set in
    order to allow time to assure
    functionality of VIVAT
    International.
                   Vision
  We share the vision that our world and every
  single human being have been created good
 and with dignity. We believe in the equal rights
 and dignity of all persons, peoples and cultures.
    Thus, we commit ourselves to struggle for
justice, harmony and reconciliation in the world.
                OBJECTIVES




Create a network of action between the members, and
especially promote collaboration with the United
Nations in order to obtain common objectives: peace,
respect for human rights, just and harmonious relations
between peoples and nations, and social, economic and
ecological well-being.
                         OBJETIVES (2)
• Transmit information in order to
awaken and maintain the attention of our
members.
• Bring together ideas and experiences of
the members in the field and transmit
them to competent organizations,
especially to the United Nations.
•Create collaborative links with other
agencies and NGOs.
    NAME
THE name VIVAT comes from the latin “vivere”,
which means “that they may have life”.
It expresses the profound desire that all which
exists may have life

    That each person may have life
   That all creation may have life
VIVAT is a
 Mission
 A Christian, faith-
based presence at the
        UN
             VIVAT: priorities

                  1. Eradication
                    of Poverty


4. Culture of Peace     Human
                                       2. Women
                        Rights


                      3. Sustainable
                      Development
Where do NGO’s have a voice and influence?


NGOs


       SECRETARIAT
                       GENERAL
                       ASSEMBLY
                                    Trusteeship
          SECURITY                    Council
          COUNCIL
                     INTERNACIONAL COURT
                          OF JUSTICE
              ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL


Main Forum for:
Economic affairs such as:
commerce, transport, economic
development

Social affairs such as:
population, children, housing, rights of
women, social discrimination, drug
trafficking,, crime, social well-being,
youth, human development and food.
The formulation of political action in each sector of
specific activity, through ECOSOC commissions
depends largely on experiences in the field, stories
of on-site visits and recommendations made by
NGOs working in developing countries.

NGO committees take on an important role and
bring significant contributions to the UN by
collaborating in the work with ECOSOC
commissions, committees and agencies.
                     The Nature and style
                      of VIVAT activities
              VIVAT aims at and responds to JPIC
                   problems at two levels:

• At the level of people   From a popular perspective:
• At a structural level
                           • Working with affected persons

                           • Networking with other NGOs

                           • Being intermediaries and influencing
                             governments in what concerns making
                             effective commitments made at both
                             the national and international levels,
                             as well as at the UN.
                  The Nature and style of
                   VIVAT activities     (Cont’d…)

At the structural level
                          Having an influence on government
                          representatives to the UN

                      • Establishing solid political orientations

                      • Plan consistent programs

                      • Promote and establish equality of sexes

                      • Promote access to development for all people

                      • Promote peace and harmony

                      • Create a sustainable world
(Lobbying)



Collaborating
 Examples of future possibilities for VIVAT to fulfill
                 its’ mission work


                                         Rome
                                         (FAO, WFP)
                                                      Vienna
                                                      Druges, Crime, Informatics

                           PARIS
                           (UNESCO)
                        Geneva
   N. York              (Human Rights)
   ( UN Center)
                                                       Addis Ababa
                                                       African Economic Commission
Santiago, Chile
                                                      Nairobi
(Comisión Economica                                   (UNEP and UN-Habitat)
para América Latina –
CEPAL)
                       Proposal for Collaboration
                     And communications networks

             JUPIC            Local
           Coordinators       NGOs
                                                The
                                               United
VIVAT                                          Nations
National


                                                         VIG
 Communications                                VINY
   (Bulletins,
  web page …)
                               VIVAT
                          Board of Directors
     VIVAT at the UN in New York
            and Geneva
   New York
    • Felix Jones (SVD)
    • Zelia Cordeiro (SSpS)
    • Daniel LeBlanc (OMI)
    • Luigi Zanotto (Comboni)
   Geneva
    • Edward Flynn (CSSP)
   Hope for the Future – Vienna
    • Tomas Vyhnalek (OMI)?
Areas we try to cover at the UN
   Women and girl-      Indigenous People
    child                Migration
   HIV/AIDS             Sustainable
   Social                Development
    Development          Financing for
   Eradication of        Development
    Poverty              Human Rights
   Sustainable          Environmental
    Development           Issues
              Recent efforts
   Working Groups:
    • Violence in Guatemala
    • Mining (in preparation for CSD and
      Indigenous Peoples’ Forum)

    • WE ALSO SUPPORT JPIC AND MISSION
      EFFORTS THROUGH TRAINING
      SESSIONS (AT THE LEVEL OF VIVAT OR
      OF INDIVIDUAL CONGREGATIONS
                STATISTICS
   WE ARE
    • 20,166 Sisters, Brothers and Priests members
      of 8 religious congregations working in 126
      countries or dependencies
    • Those in formation are not included in the
      statistics, nor are the large number of men
      and women who collaborate in our
      Congregations’ JPIC mission as we lack
      information
    • WE NETWORK WITH MORE THAN 40
      REPRESENTATIVES OF RELIGIOUS
      CONGREGATIONS, AND WITH OTHER FAITH-
      BASED NGO’S
              STATISTICS
SISTERS SERVANTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (SSpS)

MISSIONARY SISTERS OF THE HOLY ROSARY (MSHR)

COMBONI SISTERS (CMS)

SOCIETY OF THE DIVINE WORD (SVD)

MISSIONARY OBLATES OF MARY IMMACULATE (OMI)

COMBONI MISSIONARIES (MCCJ)

CONGREGATION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (CSSp)

ADORERS OF THE BLOOD OF CHRIST (ASC)
            STATISTICS




3391 – SSPS            4427   –   OMI
380 – MSHR             1812   –   MCCJ
1454 – CMS             2860   –   CSSP
4570 – SVD             1272   –   ASC
          20,166   TOTAL
       Thank you
       Daniel LeBlanc, OMI
           Representing
         OMI – DPI NGO
 VIVAT INTERNATIONAL – DPI NGO
VIVAT INTINTERNACIONAL – ECOSOC
      At the UN In New York

								
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