CIDSE submission to the Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights on the occasion of the debate on the report of the IGWG at the Human Rights Council’s 37th Session (Geneva, 8 March 2018).
Laudato Si’: The End of the Beginning for the Journey Toward Care for Our Common Home and One Another
Three years ago, the world waited impatiently for the new encyclical letter on integral ecology by Pope Francis. For months ahead of its unveiling, people in the know—social activists, theologians, ecologists—Catholic or not, speculated, theorized, and dreamed of all that this important message might contain. We knew that the words from the Holy Father would be coming at a critical time, in the lead up to the COP21 Climate talks in Paris. Those of us who had been praying for the world to wake up to the urgency of the current ecological crisis put our hopes in the hands of Pope Francis and this encyclical.
Du 21 au 23 novembre, à Abidjan, au centre CERAO, s’est tenue une conférence intitulée : Accaparement des terres en Afrique francophone : Identifier et promouvoir des solutions endogènes pour s’en sortir. Elle fait suite à une conférence organisée par la plateforme "Our land is our life" une collaboration entre des organisations de la société civile (OSC) et l’Eglise.
Negotiating a UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights. Report of conference co-hosted by sef: Development and Peace Foundation and CIDSE. Brussels, 20 November 2017