The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) is thrilled to announce the upcoming 7th General Assembly (GA) scheduled to take place this 4-7 March 2024 at Acacia Hotel in Bacolod, Negros Occidental. This year marks a significant milestone as PMPI commemorates its 20th year since its inception. The assembly promises to be an extraordinary event, celebrating PMPI’s impact on Philippine society over the past two decades.

This year’s theme, “PMPI@Twenty – Transformative Work on Environment and Nature’s Rights Through the Years” is set against the backdrop of climate emergency, deteriorating human rights situations, and ongoing environmental destruction. The assembly aims to highlight the partnership’s journey in responding to urgent social and environmental issues and advocate for peace, human rights, social development, and the rights of nature over the past two decades.

The 7th GA will serve as a platform for partners to share new campaign strategies, exchange good practices, and celebrate small victories amid adversities and threats to human rights and environmental defenders. Participants will engage in discussions to craft the network’s advocacy direction for the next three years to ensure PMPI remains at the forefront of positive change in Philippine society.

Ms Yolanda Esguerra, PMPI national coordinator, shares, “PMPI believes in the power of collaboration, partnerships, and community engagement. Since 2003, we have been working to empower communities to claim their rights and drive positive change for humanity’s well-being. We intend to expand this perspective by ensuring that nature is also given a voice in society by pushing for the recognition of their inherent rights. We recognize that we can only achieve a sustainable future for humans if we respect the health and integrity of the ecosystem that we are a part of.”

A dynamic force in social development and advocacy, PMPI is a constant force that has helped shape and guide discussions, policies, and initiatives that have promoted positive change in the country since 2003. A growing network comprising over 230 members from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, its partners come from diverse backgrounds such as faith-based groups, non-governmental organizations, and people’s organizations.


WHEN: 4-7 March 2024

WHERE: Acacia Hotel in Bacolod, Negros Occidental