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Bishop Caussé Offers Keynote Address at UN Conference in Geneva

Global leaders discuss role of education in displaced populations

Bishop Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled to Geneva, Switzerland in mid-September to deliver a keynote address at a United Nations conference. The event, sponsored by Latter-day Saint Charities, addressed the role of education in displaced populations.


Other main speakers included representatives of the African Union and International Rescue Committee.

The global humanitarian leaders say education is fundamental as displaced people try to rebuild their lives and integrate into new societies.

In addition, the speakers said faith-based organizations play a vital role in their partnership with civil society and government organizations in helping those who are forced to leave their homes.

Bishop Caussé, who oversees the Church’s welfare and humanitarian programs, was joined in Geneva by Sister Sharon Eubank, president of Latter-day Saint Charities.

The presiding bishop of the global faith said caring for the poor and needy is one of the missions of the Church.

The Church of Jesus Christ partners with other humanitarian organizations and community members of other faiths in its global efforts to care for those in need.  

Sister Eubank, who is also a member of the general presidency of the Relief Society, led a panel discussion with leaders from UNICEF, Catholic Relief Services and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

This was Sister Eubank’s second visit to Geneva this year. She discussed the protection of refugees and religious minorities during at a U.N. summit in April.

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Sister Eubank Speaks at UN Conference in Geneva

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