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CIDSE expresses its concern about the continuing tragedy of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea.
The lives of people in many countries in the global South can be affected by the extraction and trade of natural resources used for everyday products sold in Europe and around the world.
In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, CIDSE member organisations (MOs) acted immediately by providing humanitarian assistance and have since then been working together with Haitian civil society strengthening their capacities, and they have accompanied local organisations in the reconstruction work.
Working together at the High-level event at the COP20 in Lima, Bishops from all continents called for a fair and legally binding climate agreement to be signed at the COP21 in Paris, 2015. (Document available in EN/ES/FR)
Holding Companies Accountable - Lessons from transnational human rights litigation, ECCHR, Brot für die Welt and MISEREOR booklet, November 2014
"More action required at national and international level to stop human rights abuses by business"
CIDSE's German member organisation is looking for a coordinator for a "climate pilgrimage" to COP21/Paris.
Misereor together with the Global Policy Forum and Bread for the World have published a working document highlighting corporate influence on the Business and Human Rights agenda of the United Nations. (June 2014).
“Switzerland sets up a Ministry of Happiness, and classes in schools teach happiness. The Swiss development agency Fastenopfer internally compensates its CO2-emissions and tries to lower them with 90% by 2050, as urgently advised by the World Climate Council since the effects of runaway climate change strikes hard against the poor and ultimately threatens all.”
CIDSE’s work on business and human rights tries to close gaps in existing standards, including through regulation, and to provide solutions for communities facing negative impacts from business.