MGC Updates

Towards a UN Global Compact on Migration

During the September 2016 UN Summit in New York, Member States agreed on a powerful set of plans to address the issue of Migration.

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MGA at the UN Water & Ocean Reflection Series: Parts 1-10 Now online

Mercy Global Action at the UN has developed a 12-week reflective resource to highlight the issues surrounding our planet’s seas and oceans.

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MGA Leaflet on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #13 Now Available

Editor: To coincide with World Environment Day (5 June), Mercy Global Action has produced a leaflet on SDG Goal #13, 'Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts'.

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Reporting on the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 16th Session (24 April - 5 May 2017)

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is held annually at the UN in New York for two weeks and has been part of the Economic and Social Council processes since 2000.

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MGA Leaflet on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #6 Now Available

Editor: To coincide with World Water Day, Mercy Global Action has produced a leaflet on SDG Goal #6, 'Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all'.

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A Kaleidoscope of Learnings Gleaned from CSW 61 in New York

Last week I participated with Angela Reed, Colleen Cloonan and Bridget Crisp, from our NY office, with more than two thousand women from around the globe, in the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61).

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A Snapshot of Mercy Global Action at the UN participating in CSW61

As an ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) accredited Non-Government Organization (NGO), Mercy Global Action at the UN, representing Mercy International Association, is able to actively participate in UN processes, in particular its various commissions.

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CETA Trade Agreement Approved by European Parliament

On 18 August last year, I wrote an article in Mercy enews, titled ‘Do Trade Agreements Matter?’ This piece covered the background behind two trade agreements: CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) and TPP (The Trans-Pacific Partnership).

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Understanding Advocacy; Mercy at the United Nations (the perspective from a Sister of Mercy of Aotearoa New Zealand)

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Mercies in Ireland Welcome Historic Passing of 'Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015’

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