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.
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.
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.
On 8 March, 2016, International Women’s Day, at the request of Mercy International Association, the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC, welcomed the presentation: Exploiting Vulnerability - An Exploration of the Lives of Women Trafficked for Sexual Exploitation.