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ERI Oral Statements at UN Human Rights Council

At the recent Human Rights Council session, Edmund Rice International made statements as part of the formal adoption of the outcomes of the Universal Periodic Reviews (UPR) of the United Kingdom and South Africa. During the review itself, which took place in May of this year, ERI lobbied member states regarding the recommendations made in […]

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Changes to ERI Geneva Team

 Kevin Mullan has been appointed to the Geneva team replacing Peter Harney who has returned to Australia. We thank Peter for his significant contribution to ERI over the past three and a half years, particularly for his work in securing funding for the continued operation of ERI and we wish him well for the future. […]

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Unemployment – a Major Global Challenge Especially for Youth

  The representative of the Holy See, speaking before the recent International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conference, addressed the issues the current economic state has presented for young people. Unemployment continues to be a major issue for young people, with the average rate of unemployment for youth being on average three times higher than their adult […]

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Advocating for the Rights of Migrants

ERI recently joined more that 30 other NGOs in signing an Open letter to the European Commission,the European Parliament and EU Member States urging the inclusion of migrants and migration-related targets in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda. Although 232 million migrants contribute to the economic and social well-being of their countries of origin/heritage and […]

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ERI Supports Call to Address Violence Against Albino Children

ERI has leant its support to a written submission by Franciscans International (FI) to the Human Rights Council on the plight of albino children in Tanzania. Albinism is a genetic disorder characterized by lack of melanin pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes. Albinos make up about one in 4,000 people in South Africa and […]

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