MGC Updates

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Mining and Extraction Coalition at UN Holds Countries, Companies Accountable

Global Sisters Report is focusing a special series on mining and extractive industries and the women religious who work to limit its damage and impact on the environment, health, and social issues.

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Mercy & Global Water Justice Allies Write Letter to the Sec-Gen of the UN on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation!

Marking the April 22 International Mother Earth Day and the signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sisters of Mercy at the UN and the NGO Mining Working Group delivered a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations.

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