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.

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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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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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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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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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Presentation on Issue of Human Trafficking Given at the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC

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.

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Mercy UN Office Presents Issue Brief on Fracking and Human Rights

Mercy Global Action at the UN is delighted to introduce our issue brief on fracking and human rights in English and en español

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Sisters of Mercy Address: Women, Water, Wellbeing - The Human Right to Water and Sanitation at the United Nations

On Tuesday, 22 March, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, the NGO Mining Working Group, Salesians of Don Bosco and Salesian Missions, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and the Permanent Mission of Palau to the United Nations co-sponsored an important side event entitled Women, Water, and Wellbeing.

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