February 18, 2020

MGA Focus on Homelessness in 2020

This year one of the core focuses of MGA will be on homelessness. During 10-19 February, 2020, the 58th session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development (CSocD) is meeting to address "Affordable housing and social protection systems for all to address homelessness". This is very significant, as homelessness has never been a priority theme at any of the United Nations Commissions. The Mercy Global Action Office, together with other NGO’s and allies, will be advocating for housing to be recognised as a human right. Along with other issues, we will argue that affordable housing must be on country agendas. MGA will co-sponsor numerous side events at this gathering and hopes to have the opportunity to deliver an oral statement on housing to this UN Commission. 

Throughout the Mercy World many Sisters and Associates minister to those rendered homeless, especially women and children. MIA, through the Mercy International Reflection Process (MIRP), identified homelessness as a key issue of concern for the Mercy World. 

During 2020, the MGA Office will feature resources, information and actions to help all of us act to prevent and ultimately eliminate homelessness.

Messages to: Angela Reed rsm - Leader, Mercy Global Action

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