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Press Release: Lieve Herijgers, Director of CIDSE’s Belgian Flemish member organisation, Broederlijk Delen, has been elected new President of CIDSE.
Political leaders and grassroots activists from around the world unite to signal urgent need for increased ambition on climate change and sustainability. On July 5 and 6, the Vatican will host a major international conference on protection of the environment. The occasion of the conference is the third anniversary of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on care of the Earth, our common home.
More than 250 non-government organisations from across Europe, including CIDSE, have released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe.
Ahead of the G7 Environment Ministers meeting, Christian groups call upon the US and other governments to care for the creation
Act Alliance, CIDSE, Global Catholic Climate Movement, Focsiv joint press release
French Corporate duty of vigilance law gets green light from Constitutional Council
On Thursday, the European Parliament will vote on the law on the responsible sourcing of minerals, a regulation aimed at ensuring that revenues from minerals imported into the European Union do not finance infringements of Human Rights and armed conflicts around the world. Civil society organizations have already highlighted that the long-debated final text is less ambitious than the one initially proposed by the Parliament.
CIDSE launches new study on trade & investment and the UN Treaty on Businesses & Human Rights with panel debate at EU Parliament
Today, CIDSE is releasing a new study by Dr. Markus Krajewski of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg that examines how a UN Treaty on businesses and human rights could address potential conflicts between trade and human rights, and that provides model clauses that would help ensure that the protection of human rights is strengthened in the context of trade and investment agreements.
Press release: France adopts corporate duty of vigilance law: a first historic step towards better human rights and environmental protection
The French Parliament has adopted a much-awaited law establishing a duty of vigilance obligation for parent and subcontracting companies. The law marks a historic step towards improving corporate respect for human rights and the environment. CIDSE and its member organisations call on European countries, EU institutions, and the international community to develop similar legislation.
The CIDSE Board of Directors has elected Éamonn Meehan, Executive Director of the Irish Catholic international development agency Trócaire, as its new President. The election took place today, during the board’s annual meeting.
In a new report on Forced displacement in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, CIDSE examines the forced displacement of Palestinians as a central issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.