Meet CIDSE’s new Secretary General Josianne Gauthier

Monday, 18 September 2017 11:55

Josianne recently moved from Canada and joined the CIDSE’s secretariat. Find out a bit about her in this interview! - Connect with Josianne on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin -

Access to remedy is possible: Analysis shows 7 ways to create an effective UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 15:16

A new report - commissioned by a coalition of eight civil society organisations - shows how a future UN treaty on Business and Human Rights could improve access to remedy for victims of business related human rights abuses. Five well-documented cases of corporate abuse that played out in European courts were analysed – from oil pollution by Shell in Nigeria to waste dumping by Trafigura in Côte d’Ivoire. From these cases, seven recommendations are made for Treaty elements that would improve access to remedy for victims, in advance of the Treaty negotiations that are coming up in October this year.

President of the CCCB asks Prime Minister Trudeau for an ombudsperson for the Canadian extractives sector

Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

On 9th August 2017, the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express concern over the environmental degradation and human rights violations caused by Canadian extractive companies operating on Indigenous lands in Latin America.

Together for change: exchanging ideas for a sustainable and fair transition

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:00

In the late spring and summer of 2017, a group young volunteers from CIDSE member organizations met in Portugal and Belgium to share, learn and experience hands-on the profound transformation we are called to towards more just and sustainable ways of living, in harmony with nature and respecting people’s livelihoods. Here below their stories and reflections from the camps!

Living the ecological conversion of Laudato Si’

Saturday, 17 June 2017 12:20

Two years ago, Pope Francis released his groundbreaking encyclical Laudato Si’ that describes the social and environmental crisis we are facing and calls on humankind to care for our common home. One group of youth got to experience firsthand the ecological conversion Pope Francis speaks of in his encyclical at a Laudato Si’-inspired camp.