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Logo of CIDSE, the umbrella organization for Catholic development agencies from Europe and North America / CIDSE

Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America Urge “equal global access” to COVID-19 Vaccines

Ahead of the March 10-11 meeting of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Council), the leadership of an international alliance of Catholic development agencies in Europe and North America is advocating for “equal global access” to COVID-19 vaccines. 

Logo of CIDSE, the umbrella organization for Catholic development agencies from Europe and North America / CIDSE

Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America Call for Debt Cancellation, Financial Support

Ahead of the planned meeting of the Group of twenty (G20) Finance Ministers later this week, the leadership of an international alliance of Catholics development agencies in Europe and North America is calling “for debt cancellation and financial support to poorest countries” that have borne the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Logo International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity (CIDSE). /

African Bishops Join Worldwide Call to End Abuse by Multinational Corporations

Catholic Bishops from across Africa joined more than 110 Prelates from different parts of the world to appeal for an end to corporate abuse by multinational companies, which they say, has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Banner of the multi-agency conference on agroecology in Kenya, taking place at the Tabor Hill Pastoral Centre in Nyahururu in Kenya / ACI Africa

Attaining Food Security Key Focus of First Multi-Agency Conference on Agroecology in Kenya

Months after the global community was invited to work toward realizing the United Nations (UN) Decade of Family Farming 2019-2028 launched in May 2019 and offering, among other goals, an opportunity to eradicate hunger, a multi-agency conference has been convened in Kenya’s Nyahururu town with participants taking food security as one of the key focus areas.

Some of the delegates at the fifth Geneva OEIGWG session: Fr. Joseph Aka of RECOWA (third from right) with CIDSE delegation on October 15, 2019 / Fr. Joseph Aka

Catholic Bishops in Africa Want Nations, Trans-National Companies to Respect Human Rights

As the fifth session of the Open-Ended Inter-Governmental Working Group (OEIGWG) on Transnational Corporations gets underway in Geneva, Switzerland with the aim of  developing an international protocol to guide the operations of Trans-National Companies (TNCs), Catholic Bishops in the world’s second largest continent are calling on governments and the international community to ensure that TNCs respect human rights.