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Edmund Rice International News
Global Refugee Forum Pledges Support for Refugees
The historic Global Refugee Forum which took place in Geneva in December resulted in over 700 wide-ranging and substantial commitments on the part of heads of state and government, UN leaders, international institutions, development organisations, business leaders and civil society representatives to help millions of refugees and the communities they live in worldwide.
COP 25 - Another Missed Opportunity?
Once again, despite negotiations lasting 16 days at the UN’s recently concluded COP25 climate summit in Madrid, and despite urging from the United Nations and civil society groups to address the climate emergency with “ambition,” government representatives could only come up with a weak call on parties to be more ambitious in their 2020 climate commitments, which under the Paris accord must be submitted before next year’s COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference failed to find common ground on international carbon trading rules, the key issue to be addressed at the Conference.
Young Belfast Students Call For Action on Homelessness
Pupils from a west Belfast primary school made history in December 2019 as the first class of children to address councillors in the City Hall chamber.
Catholic Inspired NGOs meet in Rome
Almost 150 delegates from around 100 Catholic-inspired NGOs met in Rome in December to further explore ways in which they might support each other and work together. Participants also were offered the opportunity to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
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CRA urges Government to retain Medevac Bill and explore options for a humane solution to plight of Asylum-Seekers and Refugees
26 November 2019
Seven leaders from the Catholic community in Australia formed a delegation with the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) to travel to Papua New Guinea (PNG) recently, to see firsthand the situation of people seeking asylum/refugee status and understand their experience, so that when they returned to Australia, they could advocate for them further.
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CBR Certificate Level 4 Graduation
Community Based Rehabilitation Training
The aim of the program is to prepare participants (Inservice Teachers, Community Health Workers and CBR Field Workers) to acquire basic CBR skills to identify, assess and manage the children and adults with
disabilities in the communities and be able to make referrals to the nearest IERC or Health Centre for further diagnostic tests, treatments and/or rehabilitation.
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Pacific Calling Partnership has jointly sponsored Anna Nuariki from Kiribati and Maina Talia from Tuvalu to attend the United Nations Climate Conference (COP) in Madrid. Both Anna and Maina are graduates of the PCP KATEP (Kiribati Australia Tuvalu Exchange Program) and are eminently qualified to tell the stories of their islands.
At a COP side event, Anna had the opportunity to address an international audience saying: "Kiribati is only 2-3 meters above the sea level, which makes Loss and Damage the biggest threat for my people. Our livelihood, well-being, culture and security are all threatened by Climate Change. How would you feel if your country was in that situation?"
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