Articles

One year on, the Pope's encyclical on the environment is more relevant than ever

Thursday, 23 June 2016 13:03

In June 2015, CIDSE welcomed the Pope's hope for a profound "ecological conversion" and advocated for a fair and binding global agreement on climate change at the UN Climate Conference (COP21). However, together – politicians, business people, investors, teachers, healthcare workers – can and must do more to live Laudato Si'.

Corporate impunity and lack of access to justice in Colombia: How a UN Treaty could help

Friday, 17 June 2016 10:39

In a video interview Elisabet Pèriz from Tierra Digna illustrates some of the issues connected to transnational corporations and the violations of human rights in Colombia.

Europe’s unique chance to clean up its trade in minerals

Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:14

Around the world, multinational companies dealing with natural resources are fighting a global battle to access, control and extract precious stones, oil, gas, minerals and even plants.

Open letter from civil society organisations calling on EU to require EU companies to act with due care

Monday, 13 June 2016 13:39

130 civil society organisations today (13 June 2016) called on the European Union not to squander a unique opportunity to play its part in tackling the conflict minerals trade.

Global celebration for the first year anniversary of the Encyclical Laudato Si’

Monday, 13 June 2016 08:23

From academics to policy makers, civil society representatives to volunteers, multiple voices reflect on the first year of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’, through a series of video interviews launched on the occasion of Laudato Si’ Week.