September 23, 2016

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    Breaking Bread: Forging an interfaith pathway to Zero Hunger

Breaking Bread: Forging an interfaith pathway to Zero Hunger

By |23 September 2016|

The simple tenet of sharing food with others who have none runs through all religions. The act of ‘breaking bread’ was the inspiration for the eponymous event held on 21 September during the UN General Assembly’s High Level Week in New York.

Breaking Bread towards zero hunger

By |16 September 2016|

Different community and faith leaders will come together on the evening of 21 September at the United Nations in New York to “break bread” in a celebration of a shared commitment to achieving zero hunger in our lifetime.

UN must do more to protect migrants and refugees

By |15 September 2016|

Ahead of the first ever UN summit on migrants and refugees in New York, Caritas Internationalis and Jesuit Refugee Services are calling for concrete change.

May 27, 2016

Going local at World Humanitarian Summit

By |27 May 2016|

One of the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul was an agreement to increase funding to local organisations better placed to help people in need.

July 16, 2015

Financing for Development: ambition was lacking

By |16 July 2015|

The Addis Ababa Conference should indicate countries' levels of political will to define "their transformative agenda" in order to eradicate poverty and tackle climate change challenges. Unfortunately, it rather revealed the predominance of short-term national interests and unconditional recourse to an unsupervised private sector.

Is a new approach to sustainable development possible?

By |13 July 2015|

At the International Conference on Financing for Development we need to see a separate strong follow up mechanism that will continue to address the difficult systemic issues in the global economy.
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    Financing for Development in Addis Ababa: a crucial step for our future

Financing for Development in Addis Ababa: a crucial step for our future

By |10 July 2015|

Government representatives should go beyond national selfishness and short-term interests if they want to reach a satisfactory agreement to respect the dignity and participation of all states, especially the most fragile ones...

June 18, 2015

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    Pope Francis plans for radical change in encyclical on caring for our common home

Pope Francis plans for radical change in encyclical on caring for our common home

By |18 June 2015|

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” asks Pope Francis in his first encyclical, as he offers a positive plan to tackle climate change, inequality, poverty and exclusion.

October 14, 2014

Right to food: a concrete utopia

By |14 October 2014|

Caritas was at a key meeting in Rome, calling to make the “utopia” of a hunger-free world a reality.

September 23, 2014

Climate change major obstacle to poverty eradication

By |23 September 2014|

Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga writes about the message faith leaders sent to governments at UN climate change talks in New York.

Faith leaders say climate change hurts poor more

By |19 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis president Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga will join other faith leaders ahead of UN Summit to urge for more action on climate change, telling them that the poor are suffering.

Global family meal plan at the UN

By |1 September 2014|

Caritas’ Right to Food workshop in New York addressed need for governments to act on hunger.

July 28, 2014

New tech solutions for HIV

By |28 July 2014|

New technologies offer hope to sick people living in poverty. At an AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia, four scientists associated with Catholic institutions discussed ways to measure HIV infections and treat them.

To end AIDS by 2030

By |28 July 2014|

UNAIDS is moving from a strategy of ‘zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, zero discrimination’ to one where 9 out of ten people who are living with HIV know their status, receive therapy and that the virus is surpressed in their bodies.

May 16, 2014

The wrongs and rights of migration

By |16 May 2014|

“The cheapest plane from Nairobi to London costs $565. What do you think would push us to spend thousands of dollars and risk our lives to get there?” A migrant's question at the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Stockholm, Sweden.

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