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 ...
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.
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 ...
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During a July 2013 consultation in Yaoundé, Cameroon, FI’s partners reported on the issues of child trafficking, maternal mortality, and forced marriages. Now these concerns are being brought to the UN.
Following the March 2013 coup, politically-motivated violence spreading through communities in the Central African Republic has forced almost 1 million people to flee their homes.
From 4-5 November 2013, Franciscans International held a key meeting in Lima, Peru, on the impacts of mining projects in Latin America.