MGC Updates

Mercy Global Action Attends the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants

From 13 - 20 September 2016, the United Nations held the 71st meeting of the General Assembly.

Read More

UN Women: Consultation Seeking Views on UN Women Approach to Sex Work, the Sex Trade and Prostitution

UN women are currently undergoing a consultation which seeks views on sex work, the sex trade and prostitution.

Read More

Do Trade Agreements Matter?

This article will cover the two other key trade deals currently under negotiation; The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a trade agreement between twelve nations in the Pacific Rim and the The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union.

Read More

Áine O’Connor rsm Farewelled from the Mercy Global Action Office at the United Nations

On Monday, 11 July, many gathered from an array of UN government missions and non-governmental organisations to say a fond farewell to Áine O’Connor rsm for her outstanding contributions to justice work at the UN in New York.

Read More

Report on Migration Conference, Trinity College, Dublin

A Call to Action and Unity – Forming Ireland’s Response to the Refugee and Migration Crisis was the title of a conference held in Trinity College Dublin on 9-10 June 2016.

Read More

Mercy Event at UN Stresses Human Rights-based Implementation of SDG 6

On Monday, June 11, Sisters of Mercy joined the Republic of Palau, the NGO Mining Working Group, Salesian Missions, and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in hosting an insightful side event discussing the ways in which the human right to water and sanitation is central to Sustainable Development Goal 6.

Read More

Sisters of Mercy Deliver a Strong Message on Human Trafficking to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

On June 15, 2016, at the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Angela Reed RSM delivered a joint statement by Sisters of Mercy and the Good Shepherd Sisters. The oral intervention was in response to reports by the Special Rapporteurs on Health and Human Trafficking respectively.

Read More

Mercy Blends Trafficking, Water, and Human Rights in UN Immersion for University Students

Mercy Global Justice priorities took center stage for several women and men students from Mercy universities who brought their varied experience, high motivation and deep passion for justice to Mercy Global Action (MGA) at the UN.

Read More

Does the TTIP trade agreement matter to us......

Free trade is usually defined as the absence of tariffs and quotas, allowing each country to specialize in the goods it can produce cheaply and efficiently relative to other countries. Trade agreements can affect a huge range of laws and programmes that determine how our economies work, how we grow and sell food and who benefits – or loses.

Read More

'Digging at our conscience' -- The Courage to Seek Justice in Mining Projects

[summary unavailable]

Read More