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Tuesday 25 June 2013

FI denounced the jobs lost due to extractive industry and climate change

Patrick Carolan, Franciscan Action Network

Franciscans International made an oral statement to urge the UN member states to acknowledge the short- and long-term job loss caused by the extractives development model and the failure to fight climate change. FI also urges that the goal of decent work ...[more]


Friday 21 June 2013

FI statements during the UN Human Rights Council (27th May – 14th June 2013)

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At the occasion of the 23rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council (27th May – 14th June 2013), FI took the floor eight times to deliver its oral statements, and supporting three other joint statements.


Wednesday 19 June 2013

Extreme Poverty and Active Participation: empowering people living in poverty to be effective actors of their own development

panel discussion on public participation and extreme poverty

The empowerment of people living in poverty is currently the center of the researches done by, Ms. Magdalena Sepulveda, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and extreme poverty. Following the UN Guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights, ...[more]


Thursday 13 June 2013

FI urged the Human Rights Council to take concrete actions to protect the human rights of victims of Climate Change

Panel discussion at the UN on Human Rights and Climate Change

The protection of the human rights of victims of climate change has to be the center of the UN Human Rights Council’s attention. This was the main message of Franciscans International (FI) during the Council’s parallel event on 31st May 2013. The event ...[more]


Thursday 13 June 2013

FI and ALRC Side Event on Armed Forces Special Act (AFSPA), 1958 in India – Call for Repeal!

protests against AFSPA in India

Ms. Neena Ningombam from Manipur India whose husband was innocently killed by the Indian Armed Forces pleaded to the United Nations and the international community to put pressure to the Government of India to repeal a repressive Armed Forces Special ...[more]


Thursday 13 June 2013

The Freedom of Expression in Papua is under threat and Release of Human Rights Report in Papua 2013

indigenous papuans

The situation of the freedom of expression in the provinces of Papua, Indonesia, has been deteriorating. Franciscans International and a coalition of NGOs working on human rights in Papua denounced this situation during the 23rd Session of the UN Human ...[more]


Wednesday 10 April 2013

FI hosts Southern Cone Workshop on Human Rights and Environmental Justice

From February 11 to 15, FI hosted a workshop in Cordoba, Argentina for 20 Franciscans from the Southern Cone—Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. There were 20 participants including sisters, friars, SFO, and representatives of JUFRA. The aim of the ...[more]