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.
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.