European networks and international human rights organizations express their deep concern over the disproportionate and sometimes fatal use of force employed by security forces of the state against protesters, as well as other attacks on human rights defenders in the context of the post-election crisis in Honduras. We call on the European Union to condemn these incidents, to publicly support the defenders, and to request the Honduran State ensure that international human rights obligations are fully respected.
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.
Press release: CIDSE member Maryknoll condemns Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
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.