Pursuing Global Needs

Global Action Initiatives

Mercy International’s Global Action Initiatives coordinate action and advocacy around: poverty, human trafficking and sustainable development:

• Supporting the UN post 2015 Development Agenda which includes alleviating poverty, ensuring healthy lives, advancing equitable education with particular emphasis on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and promoting inclusive and peaceful societies with access to justice for all

• Identifying and eliminating factors that provide a means to pursue the trafficking of people

• Pursuing initiatives to support sustainable development of the environment and poverty eradication with a particular focus on extractives, water, and nature

• Providing leadership training for the next generation of Mercy ambassadors; preparing high school and university students for their future work; and,

• At the United Nations, Mercy International performs significant advocacy through NGO Committees and working groups, and publishes findings and statements on issues of critical relevance to the poor and marginalized.