This issue of the newsletter continues to bring the stories of the Pandemic as shared by the members. They have worked along with the local administration and with other groups. In some instances, their contribution is formally recognized by the local governments.
The issue also covers the UN events in which VIVAT was engaged during the year, such as empowerment of women, Financing for Development, and human rights. VIVAT completed 20 years as an organization. Anniversaries were marked in Indonesia and Brazil, with meaningful sessions on our relevance, human rights, and dignity.
We extend a warm welcome to Sr. Maria Lourdes Santos, SSpS who on 25 January 2021, will take up the responsibilities of the VIVAT office in New York as the Co-Executive Director from Sr. Helen Saldanha.