Thanks to all who joined our webinar, held to celebrate a new step in collaboration for the Congregation of Jesus (CJ) and the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), Saturday 17 February 2018 We hope it was helpful and gave you further insight into our work with the United Nations. Thank you for your feed-back. In case you could not join us, you will find a recording of the webinar at HERE. Since we began our journey more than 400 years ago there has been a significant evolution in governance in our world. The power of absolute rulers has weakened, decision-making processes have extended to a wider section of society and to the ideal that every member of society has a say in decision making process. In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to give women the vote. Conflicts led us to rethink modes of organizing ourselves until we developed the notion of nation states. At this point we recognize that the many global concerns affecting our world need a global body to address them. The United Nations offers a space where member states take decisions pertaining to the whole human family, our planet and our cosmos. We are privileged to be able to bring our voice and concerns to this conversation of civil society and the United Nations.