UN - Augustinian NGO

The Augustinian Order is an accredited Non-Governmental Organization (N.G.O.) at the United Nations. The Augustinian presence at the U.N. is an instrument for implementing values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the international forum. The Order seeks to defend human rights, promote education and literacy, as well as economic and social development, and to foster a Culture of Peace, in accord with traditional Catholic social teaching.
Team members include Jack Deegan, O.S.A. (Coordinator), Hilary Tagliaferro and Jesus Guzman. Fr. Emeka Obiezu, O.S.A. has been named as coordinator, effective January 2011.

One of the initiatives of the Augustinian Order NGO is participation in the Culture of Peace Program and the Associate Schools Project Network. Read more about it - and get involved:

Associated Schools Project Network

UNESCO's Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) is a global network of some 7900 educational institutions in 176 countries (ranging from pre-schools and primary to secondary schools and teacher training institutions), who work in support of quality education in practice. Get your school involved today!

NGO News & Newsletters:

For the most recent newsletters and other news on the International Order's NGO at the UN, visit the website Augustinians International

UN Calendar:

  • March 21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • May 15 - International Day of Families
  • June 5 - World Environment Day
  • June 12 - World Day Against Child Labor
  • September 21 - International Day of Peace
  • October 16 - World Food Day
  • October 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • October 24 - United Nations Day
  • December 2 - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • December 10 - Human Rights Day
  • December 18 - International Migrants Day

Resource documents:

The Church and the United Nations - This document provides a good overview of the relationship between the Church and international organizations such as the United Nations.

UN International Migrants Day (December 18) - Join with the Augustinians as together we stand in solidarity with immigrants worldwide. Following are suggested materials for Augustinian liturgical celebrations themed for this special day designated by the United Nations.