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UN fears poor harvest may cause food shortages

FAO & WFP warn that drought and flooding over the last growing season has caused the number of food-insecure people to increase by 13%.


How will progress on SDGs be funded asks Trócaire

The Sustainable Development Goals summit will open today with an historic address from Pope Francis.


Nuns back on the bus in advance of Pope’s US visit

Organisers want Pope Francis to be hear from “folks that he wouldn’t otherwise be able to see or hear from.”


CAFOD calls for urgent reconstruction in Gaza

Not a single destroyed house has been rebuilt and at least 100,000 people remain displaced.


Rally for Life will urge supporters: ‘Abandon Amnesty’

“People are appalled at Amnesty’s stance, especially those who previously supported the organisation” - Niamh Ui Bhriain of the Rally for Life Committee.


Ban Ki Moon’s role as a bridge builder praised

“Ireland has always been one of the strongest supporters of the United Nations and some 90 Irish soldiers have lost their lives in the quest for worldwide peace.”


UN chief to travel to Tipperary to accept award

“We are honouring Mr Ban for his leadership in mobilising the international community to address climate change, forge a new development agenda.”


Focolare promotes ‘extremism in dialogue’ at UN

War is 'irreligion'. It is never holy, it never has been. God does not want it. Only peace is truly holy because God himself is peace: Maria Voce.


Cyclone devastates island nation of Vanuatu

Trócaire partners working in affected areas to get aid to people who have lost their homes and are without power and water.


Drug companies must end excessive focus on profit

Vatican urges “creative and innovative approach” to intellectual property in order to ensure medicines get to the people who need them.


UN urged to recognise genocide of Christians

Patriarch calls for protection zone for Christians in northern Iraq under UN mandate and intervention to enable those displaced by IS to go home.


UN directive promoting abortion goes unchallenged

Directive urges UN officials to lobby to permit abortion as a form of reparation for sexual violence against women.


Church leaders take stand for threatened people of Iraq

Holy See's permanent observer to the UN says international community beginning to act but in the long run "a dialogue of reconciliation and acceptance of diversity" is needed.


September celebration to mark Mercy Association

President Higgins, Archbishop Martin, co-workers, associates and Sisters to mark 20th anniversary of the Mercy International Association.


International award for Concern’s Tom Arnold

Dedication to ending child hunger and improving maternal health in developing world recognised.


Peace involves building the structures: President

Need to bring “accountability to unaccountable forces encouraging fear in our world".


Regional leaders meet in Kenya to halt war in South Sudan

Concern 'monitoring situation' as clashes continue in capitals of oil producing states.


Oscar-winning Javier Bardem campaigns for Western Sahara

New documentary tells a story which rarely reaches the media or the public.


“A long way to Tipperary – a long way to peace” Malala warns

Tipperary peace prize laureate calls for abolition of laws “that go against the rights of women and children.”

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