The Order of St. Augustine (www.augustinians.net) is a worldwide Roman Catholic religious order of brothers and priests serving in 43 countries. We are also associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO).
Augustinians International invites you to participate in our UN presence. We hope this website can tell you something of what the UN is doing and something of what we are doing there. Please feel welcome here. Feel free to read about our work, explore the websites of organizations we collaborate with, and contact us with your ideas. The UN belongs to us all, and all of us are needed to make a difference there.
Here on our website, you can find information about our NGO; St. Augustine’s views on justice and peace; the committees we work with; the UN and its agencies; and the social justice ministries of Augustinian friars and laity in each of our circumscriptions.
54th Session of the Commission for Social Development
The 54th session of the UN Commission for Social Development (CSocD 54) will hold in the UN headquarters New York, February 1-14, 2016. Under its theme 'Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world,' the session will among other things implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for all.
Theme: Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development: http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw60-2016
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Agenda 2030 is here at last
On September 25, 2015 more than 190 world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help us all end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. We all have a role to play in achieving these goals for a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable world.