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Monday 02 June 2014

“I wish the UN had teeth to bite”

Sr Anne Celestine Achieng Ondigo

After a two month internship with FI, Sister Anne Ondigo shares her experiences in an interview. [more]


Wednesday 07 May 2014

Corporate human rights abuses must stop!

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Franciscans international and a group of NGOs around the world are joining efforts to promote a legally binding instrument to address corporate human rights abuses.[more]


Tuesday 06 May 2014

Rights-based approach to resource extraction

OVEC (Ohio Valley Environment Coalition) & Southwings. Used with permission.

Franciscans International, with the Mining Working Group (MWG) at the UN, demands a rights-based approach to resource extraction in the pursuit of sustainable development.[more]


Thursday 01 May 2014

UN body questions Indonesia

A Joint Press Release by Franciscans International, the International Coalition for Papua, VIVAT International, Watch Indonesia!, and the West Papua Netzwerk


Wednesday 16 April 2014

Report to HRC side event “DRC: Breaking the Links between Natural Resources and Conflict”

Bishop Mgr. Fridolin Ambongo OFMCap, President, Episcopal Commission on Natural Resources (CERN) - Ms. Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa

21st March 2014 at the Palais de Nations: High-level panel discussion with Ms. Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa as keynote speaker and Bishop Mgr. Fridolin Ambongo OFMCap, President, Episcopal Commission on Natural ...[more]


Friday 07 February 2014

Radio Vatican Interviews FI

Franciscans International was recently featured on Radio Vatican, where FI’s Director Markus Heinze was interviewed by Olivier Bonnel on the organisation’s purpose, and its dual-relationship with the church and the United Nations.[more]