MGC Updates

MIA-MGA Attends Symposium on the Role of Faith-based Organisations in International Affairs

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'Water and Peace: A matter of survival'

On January 19th, MIA-MGA at the UN attended an event titled "Water and Peace: A matter of survival" hosted by the International Peace Institute with the Geneva Water Hub .

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'Caring for our Global Village: Report on Talk by Peadar Kirby, Professor Emeritus of University College Cork

On Saturday 3rd February, Denise Boyle fmdm attended the annual justice event known as ‘Feile Bride’ Bride’ organised by AFRI, St. Patrick Mission Society (Kiltegan Priests) and the Brigidine Sisters, to mark the feast of St. Brigid as one of the patron saints of Ireland. The keynote address was delivered by Professor Peadar Kirby, an academic and activist of international renown.

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'Making Migration Work for All' Report of the UN Secretary-General's Briefing to the General Assembly

On January 11th, the General Assembly met for a briefing regarding UN Secretary-General António Guterres' report entitled 'Making Migration Work for All'

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Invitation to Sign on to Civil Society Advocacy Document 'Now and How: TEN ACTS for the Global Compact'

Mercy International Associaton, Mercy Global Action at the UN is a member of the NGO Committee on Migration. Much of our work this year has focused on participating in UN migrations meetings and contributing to the Global Compact on Migration which is to be adopted in 2018.

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16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is a global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and its impact on a woman’s well-being.

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An Update on the Global Compact on Migration

On 12-13 October, the United Nations office in Geneva held the last thematic session towards a Global Compact on Migration. This last session focused on "irregular migration and regular pathways, including decent work, labour mobility, recognition of skills and qualification and other relevant measures".

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Overview of Field Visits to Western and South Central Provinces, 5-14 October

Denise Boyle fmdm, MIA-Global Action office in Dublin, was joined by Angela Reed rsm from our office in NY for the two field visits

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NGO Mining Working Group Sub-committee Meetings

MIA Global Action at the UN is a member of two sub-committees within the NGO Mining Working Group focusing on issues surrounding corporate accountability and the human right to water.

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MIA- MGA at the UN Co-Sponsors and Participates in Trafficking Side-Event

On Monday September the 25th, Mercy International Association, Global Action at the UN, co-sponsored an event at the United Nations, entitled, ‘Children on the Move: Preventing Child Trafficking by Implementing the UN Global Plan of Action’.

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