On the eve of the One Planet Summit in Paris, France, as governments and stakeholders gather to discuss the urgent need for climate finance, over 195 civil society groups released a letter being sent to leaders of multilateral development banks, including the World Bank, and leaders of G20 governments.
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (one of CIDSE's members in the USA) condemns the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. This decision is a grave threat to peace.
Today, 24 November, we, the Caritas Colombia Working Group, and CIDSE, an international alliance of Catholic development agencies, commemorate the first anniversary of the agreement that ended the armed conflict between the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP, a fundamental step towards building peace and reconciliation in Colombian society.
« Accaparement des terres en Afrique francophone : identifier et promouvoir les solutions endogènes pour s’en sortir », Déclaration de la « Conférence Régionale Afrique Francophone ». Abidjan, 21-23 Novembre 2017
« Dieu créa les cieux et la terre. Le Seigneur Dieu prit l’homme et le plaça dans le jardin d’Eden pour le cultiver et le garder » (Gn1,1 ;2,15)
Pope Francis is currently visiting Myanmar, bringing words of respect and inter-religious peaceful dialogue in a country that has become the subject of international scrutiny for its human rights situation. Several tensions indeed exist in Myanmar, especially related to the plight of the Muslim community in Rakhine state, who self-identify as Rohingya.
An interview with Father Rodrigo Peret from Franciscans International, member of Iglesias & Mineria network and of People’s Dialogue, about his recent arrest in Zimbabwe and the threats that environmental defenders face globally.
Regional Conference, Abidjan, 21-23 November 2017.
Storify: Highlights from staff, members and partners at COP23
As the climate change conference COP23 draws to a close, the Catholic network CIDSE sees some positive developments but reaffirms that urgent steps are necessary if we aim to face the climate crisis and guarantee a safer and better future for the most vulnerable.
The Catholic network CIDSE calls on governments to up the stakes when it comes to the engagement needed to ensure the success of the Paris climate agreement and seize the climate challenge as the opportunity to put us on course towards a just transition that leaves no one behind.