Edmund Rice International (ERI) brings the real life human rights stories of ordinary people to the table of the international community in Geneva and New York.
This is done through submissions and lobbying with and on behalf of those crying out for equity and justice.
ERI, as a faith-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), engages in advocacy at the United Nations through its special status and recognition by the Economic and Social Council. The ERI team brings a deep commitment to working for children and young people, who are marginalised through poverty, lack of access to education, being victims of exploitation or living in unhealthy environments.
ERI works at the international level in close collaboration with their ERI advocacy coordinators and support networks in 30 countries around the world to promote and protect the rights of children and young people to quality education, fundamental rights and freedoms and a healthy and nurturing community in which to grow.
Inspired by the vision and life of Blessed Edmund Rice, ERI believes that education in all its forms offers opportunities for the promotion of a rights-based and faith-based approach to social justice and ecological advocacy.
ERI works in partnership with other faith-based groups in the promotion of rights, peace and justice. They engage with the change-makers at the international level in order to bring issues and situations to the attention of the international community at the United Nations in New York and Geneva to seek answers to the issues affecting the lives of some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.
ERI is committed to realizing each day, through promoting human rights via advocacy, the dream of God for a more inclusive and compassionate earth community. God’s dream is ERI’s dream.
A wide range of Justice and Advocacy RESOURCES available on the Edmund Rice International website.
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Twelve Projects undertaken by the Edmund Rice Followers from all parts of the world which will that reduced our "Ecological Footprint".
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