Asylum Seekers in Australia – Joint Statement at UN

The following joint statement by Franciscans International & Edmund Rice International was delivered at the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council: “Franciscans International and Edmund Rice International welcome the report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, especially regarding the detention of asylum seekers and irregular migrants. We commend the view of the […]

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Pilgrims at the UN

A group of teachers and administrators from Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) are visiting Geneva as part of a pilgrimage to Ireland following in the footsteps of Edmund Rice. The Geneva segment of the pilgrimage aims to acquaint participants with the new expression of Edmund’s charism – the advocacy work of ERI. Here is an […]

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Human Rights and Advocacy Training in Ghana

 While most of our governments are being criticised for their inconsistencies in promoting and encouraging human rights and eco-justice in our respective states, I’m certainly convinced that you and I have the potential to do something, even at the lowest level. Recently, Edmund Rice International conducted a three-day workshop in Shunyani in Ghana. The workshop […]

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Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014 – 2024)

In June, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared the decade 2014‑2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL). The initiative, seeks to make universal access to renewable energy a global priority, at a time when 1.3 billion people lack electricity and 2.6 billion in developing countries use biomass in cooking and heating […]

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Inaugural UN Environment Assembly Calls for Decisive Action on a Range of Issues

“The air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil that grows our food are part of a delicate ecosystem that is increasingly under pressure,” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the closing session of the inaugural UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) which concluded its five-day deliberations in Nairobi recently “We need to act […]

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