MGC Updates

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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Preparing for Earth Day 2016

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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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Sisters of Mercy Speak Out About Human Rights Impact of Coal Seam Gas Mining in Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia

On Thursday, 17 March, at the Human Right Council, the Sisters of Mercy and the NGO Mining Working Group joined the Western Downs and Wider Unconventional Gas Group of Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia to sound alarm bells at the international level regarding the urgent issue of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

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Sisters of Mercy Deliver Joint Statement on Fracking and Human Rights at UN Human Rights Council

Delivered on 3 March

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Launch of the Mining Resource: Digging at Our Conscience

On Thursday ,10 March the ‘Future We Need’ (FWN) group launched their Mining Toolkit: ‘Digging At Our Conscience’.

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Introduction to 'Mining Toolkit - Digging at Our Conscience'

The inter-congregational ‘Future We Need’ group of representatives from religious congregations has been working on the production of a 'Toolkit' reflecting the impacts of the extractive industries on twelve communities across the world.

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Sisters of Mercy Call for a Radical Shift in Understanding and Addressing Human Trafficking

Last week, at a United Nations Special High Level Event on trafficking, Angela Reed rsm delivered a strong and clear message to Member States and policy makers.

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