Tag Archives: NGO

Modern Slavery in the Electronics Industry

The business world most often comes into contact with modern slavery where there are complex global supply chains. Business owners, of course, are primarily motivated by finances. They wish to make a profit – that is to at least cut … Continue reading

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Coltan Update

In March of 2015 I wrote an article for this blog entitled, “The Curse of Coltan,” which has since received many hits. I thought it opportune, therefore, to write a new article, furthering the discussion on where things are up … Continue reading

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Letter to the Pope on the Indigenous

The Passionist Congregation is registered as an NGO (Non-Government Organisation) at the United Nations. Our representative there, along with other religious organisations that are either NGO’s registered there or otherwise observers, recently wrote an open letter to Pope Francis on … Continue reading

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How Women Fare in the Millennium Development Goals in Papua New Guinea

The Passionist Congregation is represented at the UN as an NGO (Non-Government Organisation) so as to have some input and work with other NGO’s for justice in the world, given we are spread through many developing countries throughout the world. … Continue reading

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Responding to Trafficking

I have been a member of ACRATH for about a year now. ACRATH stands for Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans. That is, in fact,  the way it all began – as a group of religious: Priests, brothers, nuns … Continue reading

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Social Protection Floor

The first major UN meeting for 2011, the Commission for Social Development, with its theme of Poverty Eradication, was recently completed. It noted that the well-being (human rights) of all peoples must lie at the heart of any agenda to … Continue reading

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The UN and the NGO

The original intention in founding the United Nations was for it to be exclusively a voluntary organization of sovereign states in which they agreed to work together and cooperate for the good of all. In its charter we read, “We … Continue reading

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