Recent and Upcoming Justice and Laudato Si’ Actions

November 13, 2015


  • As part of a European lobby tour organised by MISEREOR and CIDSE, Mgr. Fridolin Ambongo, and Fr. Clément Makiobo representing CENCO – the National Bishops Conference of CONGO (DRC) –  will meet with EU political leaders, Members of the European Parliament and representatives of EU Member States to call for a strong EU legislation on conflict minerals. (Brussels, 12-13/11/2015)
  • 4th UN Business and Human Rights annual Forum, with side events with FIDH, FoE Europe and ActionAid on trade and investment agreements (17/11) and another on human rights due diligence in law and practice (18/11). (Geneva, 16-18/11)
  • Debate on “Laudato Si’: Climate Policy – Moral obligation and International Commitment” organised by the Jesuit European Social Centre and the Hanns Seidel Foundation. To register, click here. (Brussels, 18/11)
  • Conference on ‘Climate change and development’ co-organised by Cordaid, CARE NL, ICCO, Kerk in Actie, Huis van Europa, and Humanity House. (The Hague, 19/11/2015)
  • Conference on “Land grab and just governance in Africa” in Nairobi that will gather about 80 participants, including representatives from communities affected by and resisting land grabbing, local, regional and international NGOs as well as Church representatives from Justice and Peace Commissions concerned with this issue. (Nairobi/Kenya, 22-26/11)
  • Civil Society Summit Europe 2015 “The future of development cooperation – who is really benefitting?” organised by CONCORD Aidwatch with  the support of Eurodad, CPDE, Reality of Aid and CAN Europe (Brussels, 24/11/2015)
  • During the COP21 conference, CIDSE will host an official side-event entitled “Deal with it! People, Rights, Justice”, together with Caritas Internationalis, MISEREOR and Friends of the Earth International. (Paris, 07/12/2015).
  • As part of civil society COP21 mobilisation activities, CIDSE will organise a five-day programme in collaboration with partners and allies from all over the world, including workshops, exchanges and actions with supporters and staff from its member organisations. Among activities foreseen, there will be a workshop on sustainable lifestyles and another one on rethinking development. Together with CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Caritas Internationalis and Secours Catholique, CIDSE will also co-sponsor an event on ecology and spirituality. (Paris, 9-13/12/2015)
  • Together with ECCJ and Amnesty International, CIDSE will co-organise a workshop on human rights due diligence. (Brussels, 27-28/01/2016)