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.
In November 2014, a group of Afro-Colombian women walked the 600 kilometres from their villages in the department of Cauca, to Bogota, the Colombian capital, to protest the devastating impacts of mining and violence in their region: sexual violence, ...
FI gathers civil society and government representatives in Côte d'Ivoire to discuss UN recommendations follow-up
In Côte d’Ivoire at the end of June, FI gathered state representatives, civil society actors, NGOs, and human rights experts at a workshop to explore ideas on how to best follow-up on the UN’s recommendations to improve birth registration.
The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP) coordinated with the Churches and Mining group to arrange a meeting in Rome with representatives of communities affected by the mining industry. The “Churches and Mining” network is a ...
FI and the Mining Working Group Celebrate Commitment to Water and Sanitation in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
On Sunday, 2 August, United Nations Member States unanimously agreed on the final text that will be adopted by Heads of State at the UN Summit to adopt the Post 2015 Development Agenda in late September. FI, together with the NGO Mining Working ...