The Catholic aid organisation CIDSE (Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité) has called on the EU “to make the ‘Green Deal’ work” for Europe’s international partner countries, the climate and biodiversity.
COMECE hosted a 2-day seminar gathering Catholic-inspired organisations to discuss ways to improve people’s working conditions in the global value chain.
CIDSE advocates for strengthening legal frameworks to support responsible business activity by setting clear obligations for all based on shared responsibility.
Pope Francis issued a plea in the Angelus prayer Sunday morning “to guard and protect human life from its beginning to its natural end”, and also “to oppose every form of violation of dignity, also when technology and the economy are at stake, opening wide the doors to new forms of solidary fraternity”.
Today, there is no binding international legal framework to establish the liability of transnational corporations (TNCs) in the area of human rights and environmental protection.
On the situation of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean, we in Europe “must be fiercely ashamed that we have not done anything to help”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has denounced.
On the migrant and human trafficking crises, “Our indifference is a sin!”, the Pope has warned, adding, in a burn on those politicians who seek to stop refugee rescue operations in the Mediterranean, that the refugee problem will not be solved “by blocking the ships”.
Today, International Human Rights Day, Churches in Europe have raised up as one voice to demand EU politicians “put human dignity at the heart of policy-making” and “design policies that work for the people”.
Pope Francis urged Catholic NGOs Saturday to be on the “frontiers” of human rights fights for better living conditions, habitats, education and development, among other social problems.