January 20, 2015

Mercy at the United Nations

The Mercy Global Action (MGA) office at the United Nations has created a new video about the work of MGA at the UN.

This video highlights how we realize our special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations, ensuring that our vital Mercy work at the grassroots in 47 countries and territories is brought to bear on decision-making, global policy-making, and advocacy at the United Nations.

For the past twenty years, grounded in our faith tradition and in Mercy, Mercy International Association (MIA) has focused on social justice, poverty eradication, gender justice, and environmental sustainability. We seek to shift local and global political, socioeconomic, ecological and cultural systems that cause and perpetuate poverty, climate change, environmental degradation, inequality, injustice and conflict.

As an NGO enjoying special consultative status with ECOSOC and the Department of Public Information accreditation, we bring the experience of the most vulnerable and provide input into global policy-making. We draft advocacy briefs, provide oral statements, and send urgent appeals to the Human Rights Council and Sustainable Development processes.

We consistently promote Mercy’s vision and objectives through a human rights based approach, addressing global justice and working towards right and harmonious relationships within and among human societies and the entire Earth community.

Mercy International Association (MIA) is pleased to share with you this new video. We invite you to see who we are, what we do, and how we engage as an NGO at the United Nations.


Messages to: Áine O’Connor rsm -  Mercy Global Action Coordinator at the UN


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