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Full house and high participation on the first day. CIDSE especially welcomes that the EU is present alongside a high turnout of Member States. But if the EU wants to live up to its commitment to uphold human rights, a more constructive role is expected. We are hopeful that it will happen in the next days.
CIDSE Highlights No.32, September - October 2017
This dossier, with text, video footage and pictures offers a striking look back at a disaster that resulted in the death of nearly 20 people, the destruction of entire villages and the contamination of two major rivers.
CIDSE contribution to the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights for their third session (Geneva, 23–27 October 2017)
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!
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.
Report commissioned by ActionAid Netherlands, Brot für die Welt, SOMO, CIDSE, Friends of the Earth Europe, ITUC, ITF, The Norwegian Forum for Development and Environment. August 2017