WORKING FOR CHANGE TO SUSTAIN PEOPLE AND EARTH

We advocate on issues such as education, health and violence.

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We respond to the cry of the earth, to protect people and planet.

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We support communities with culturally appropriate engagement.

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Who we are

We are the International Presentation Association, an association of Catholic religious congregations of Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, of Presentation People and of friends and associates. 

 

Together, we work for personal and systemic change for People and Earth.

We are inspired by Venerable Nano Nagle, who founded our congregation and who saw that justice flowed from spirituality.

 
  • Our Vision is a world in which the oneness and sacredness of all life is honoured
  • Our Mission is to speak and act in partnership with others for global justice from a contemplative stance in a spirit of oneness with the whole of creation (Seventh Assembly, 2017)
  • Our Goal is to honour and advance the rights of Women and Children, Indigenous and Tribal People and the Earth.
 

 Our mission is to speak and act in partnership with others for global justice from a contemplative stance in a spirit of oneness with the whole of creation.” – Mission Statement from the 2017 IPA Assembly.

Our Library of Resources

Search, read and download justice resources from our extensive online library.

8th IPA Assembly

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The 8th IPA Assembly will be held in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.

18th – 23rd June 2023

IPA News & Events

Challenge to Change

The International Presentation Association (IPA) has had a presence at the High-Level Political Fora for years. In 2022, we presented the Challenge to Change initiative. Each year, we are actively engaged in the...

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International events

COP 27, Egypt, 2022

The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference The COP – or Conference of Parties – has met 26 times to tackle the challenge of global climate change. COP 26 took place...

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"If I could be of any service … in any part of the globe, I would willingly do all in my power. "
- Nano Nagle, 17 July 1769

Where we work

The International Presentation Association was born in 1988, as a new form of global consciousness, so that Nano Nagle’s global legacy can live on today.

We deliver the global advocacy mission of the Presentation Sisters and Presentation People today. Because we are an association of over 1,500 religious sisters and Presentation People, we have a presence in over 20 countries. Click on the map to learn more.

United Nations

The International Presentation Association (IPA) was accredited with the United Nation’s Department of Public Information (DPI) in 1997 and we received consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2000.

 

ECOSOC gives rights to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) like the IPA, so that we can both observe and contribute to its work.

We use this consultative status to influence policies at the United Nations, on behalf of people and Earth made poor. Together with other likeminded NGOs and religious organisations, such as Edmund Rice International, we advocate for systemic justice at the UN.

 

We are represented at the UN by Dr Despoina Afroditi Milaki. She is based in New York and works on our priority issues. She is involved in five NGO Committees and working groups: the NGO Committees on Stop Trafficking in Persons, Status of Women, Social Development, Migration, and the Working Group on Girls. 

 

Click on the images in the boxes below to visit the UN working group sites, or click the button below to learn more about our work at the UN.

Challenge to Change

The International Presentation Association (IPA) has had a presence at the High-Level Political Fora for years. In 2022, we presented the Challenge to Change initiative. Each year, we are actively engaged in the...

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World Refugee Day 2022

Every year on 20th June, we mark World Refugee Day. The theme for this day in 2022 is the right to seek safety. We believe that every person on this planet...

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The International Presentation Association is the global advocacy mission of the Presentation Sisters and Presentation People today. We are a network of over 1,500 religious sisters and Presentation People in over 20 countries.

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