From 13 - 20 September 2016, the United Nations held the 71st meeting of the General Assembly.
UN women are currently undergoing a consultation which seeks views on sex work, the sex trade and prostitution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.