New UN representative joins the Pax Christi International team in New York

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Pax Christi International is glad to announce that Mr. Petero Sabune is joining its team of UN representatives in New York. He is familiar with the work of the UN, has an impressive record of experience in grass roots work, especially with detainees, and traveled a lot in the Global South.

In the early 80’s, he joined the annual Ash Wednesday vigil to the Elizabeth Detention Centre, which took place for 10 years and was sponsored by Pax Christi USA. They would walk from Liberty Park and make the stations of the cross at the Jersey City Islamic Centre and then stop at the Synagogue on Bergen and walk to the detention centre.

As the founder and convener of the New Jersey Forum for Human Rights, in the early 90’s, Mr. Sabune was involved with bringing youth of different faith traditions to the UN to experience how people from different cultures and regions work together to create a better world.

During his tenure at the Global Partnership Office of the Episcopal Church, he worked closely with the Methodist Women at the UN and was part of the Global Women’s Fund of the Diocese of New York. Also, Mr. Sabune traveled extensively in Africa (Zambia, Cameroon, Congo and Uganda)and collaborated with UN people in Healthcare, Education and HIV/ AIDS.