East-African partners meet in Tanzania to share common issues in their struggle for economic, social, and cultural rights and explore new ways to network
Documenting cases of human rights violations in a way that gets them noticed and picked up by the United Nations (UN) is a daunting task – FI partners working on issues of economic, social, and cultural rights, especially those of women and children ...
With the endorsement of 14 local, national, and international NGOs, Franciscans International submitted an urgent appeal to the UN regarding the arbitrary killing of an 18 year-old student and the critical injuring of a 17 year old student, allegedly ...
From September 25th to 27th, 2015, Heads of States and Governments gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to adopt the new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that promises to ...
On September 15th 2015, a former case worker on Manus Island shared her story - and those of the men she engaged with in the detention centre - with people attending the UN Human Rights Council.
Launch of New Handbook and Video Gathers a Crowd Committed to a Human Rights-Based Approach to Extreme Poverty
The September 21 launch gave an opportunity for some key players in the fight against extreme poverty to express their appreciation for the handbook and their intentions to support, promote, and use it in their work.
Natural Resource Extraction as Root Cause of Human Rights Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Monseigneur Fridolin Ambongo Besungu challenged the international community to consider natural resource extraction in the DRC as the underlying cause of numerous and interrelated human rights violations at a UN debate on September 16th.
FI and ATD Fourth World are particularly looking forward to the launch of this publication since it is possibly the first time that a set of UN principles has been translated into concrete suggestions for everyday people to take action.