The Mercy Global Action Network (MGAN) has been active in the period before and after Christmas in following up on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
In a clear demonstration of global Mercy action, Sisters and colleagues worldwide have in the past several months taken action on three key concerns of Mercy Global Action at the UN
From June 2011 – June 2012 Mercy International Association (MIA) Global Action engaged with preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20.
Sisters Áine O’Connor and Mary Bilderback report from Rio that current negotiations on the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document continue to lack ambition and vision.
Hungry for a livable, sustainable Earth for all creation? Here’s a little food for thought to nibble on:
In the countdown to Rio+20, Sisters of Mercy and Mercy Associates worldwide are calling on governments to respond with immediacy and measurable efficacy to end poverty and to shift development and economic policies onto a sustainable and equitable pathway.
On January 10, 2012, the co-chairs and the United Nations Bureau of the Commission on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) released the long awaited Rio+20 Zero Draft of the Outcome Document entitled “The Future We Want”.
The United Nations is preparing for a 2012 Earth Summit (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development) in Rio next June.This summit, also know as Rio +20, marks the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.
On June 5, 2011, the United Nations celebrated World Environment Day to increase awareness on the state of the environment and to highlight actions people are taking all over the world to sustain our planet for future generations.