CIDSE is advocating for a UN Treaty as a key instrument to protect human rights around the world. As part of its commitment, CIDSE will attend the third session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights (IGWG), taking place in Geneva from 23 to 27 October 2017. This will be a decisive week for the UN Treaty: follow CIDSE on Facebook and Twitter for updates from Geneva, stay informed and engage with us!
Environmental and development organizations from five continents have today written to the UN’s aviation agency (ICAO) condemning a proposal for large-scale use of biofuels in planes.
CIDSE welcomes the publication on 2 October of elements for the international legally-binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights, by the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the UN intergovernmental working group (IGWG) on this matter.
The EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) could have serious consequences for the country’s already grave human rights situation, warn organisations and networks in the EU, Myanmar and ASEAN (1). The IPA’s risks have been seriously underestimated and its benefits overstated, with dangerous implications for Myanmar’s peace efforts, human rights, and democratic development, according to the report Myths and risks of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (2).
CIDSE, the international family of Catholic social justice agencies, welcomes the address of Pope Francis in Colombia who focused his intervention on the peace process underway in the country.
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.
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!
CIDSE calls on the Bolivian government to withdraw its accusations
CIDSE Highlights No.30, May - June 2017
At its mid-year meeting in Innsbruck, Austria, CIDSE’s Board of Directors appointed Josianne Gauthier as new Secretary General of CIDSE and voted to add Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns as an associate member of the organisation.