MGC Updates

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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Our Common Home – Our Common Future: The Good News of the SDGs

Workshop hosted by ‘Future We Need’ (FWN) Group. An opportunity to Discuss, Reflect and Question.....

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Responding to the Refugee Crisis

On Thursday 15 December, Betty Lacey and Denise Boyle fmdm attended a conference hosted by the European Migration Network (EMN) titled: ‘Responding to the Refugee Crisis’.

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MGA Leaflet on SDG #16 Now Available

Editor: Of the 17 global goals, Mercy Global Action (MGA) has so far identified eight as most relevant to the mission of the Sisters of Mercy - Goals: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13,16. Over the next twelve months, we will hear more from Mercy Global Action about each of these goals and how we can take action.

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Private Audience with Pope Francis for Participants at Second RENATE Assembly in Rome

RENATE (Religious in Europe Networking against Trafficking and Exploitation) has welcomed 130 members from 27 countries to Rome for their second European Assembly (6-12 November) where they are reflecting, learning, dialoguing and sharing best practices in their work to combat human trafficking and exploitation.

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Trafficked Women and Girls in Their Own Words: #16Days16Stories

Mercy Global Action at the UN in partnership with the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd is pleased to announce our participation in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence beginning November 25th this year.

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Ireland Bans Fracking - Our Finest Hour Together! Now Let's Ban Fracking throughout the World...

Last Thursday, October 27th, history was made in Ireland. A Bill to prohibit exploration and extraction of Petroleum from shale, tight sands and coal seams was brought before government who unanimously supported the Bill and agreed to bring it to its next vital stage - the process towards becoming law.

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