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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]


Friday 07 February 2014

DRC: Human Rights Violations and “Blood Minerals”

The interior of a tent in the Buhimba refugee camp.  Many of those living in the camp have been displaced by conflict.

A recent civil society consultation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has provided FI with vital information on the human rights of the country’s citizens. Our focus: “blood minerals”, and their role in perpetuating conflict and human rights abuses in ...[more]


Thursday 06 February 2014

A New Beginning for the Franciscan Voice

The front page of the new Franciscan Voice.

FI's email newsletter, the Franciscan Voice, has been reestablished and is a great way of keeping up-to-date with our work. Subscribe now![more]