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Wednesday 25 November 2015

What is COP21? Why are Franciscans Engaging? Listen to the webinar!

Franciscans International, along with the Franciscan Action Network and the General Office of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation in Rome, held a webinar on  November 24th 2015, to present the Franciscans' engagement ...[Leer más]

Friday 20 November 2015

Civil Society Shares Recommendations for a Legally Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights

Geneva hosted its 4th Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, at the UN, from November 16th to 18th, 2015. The meeting brings together civil society, governments, NGOs, and the business sector to discuss global standards for addressing business ...[Leer más]

Friday 06 November 2015

Benin: UN Human Rights Committee requests the government to step up its efforts towards universal birth registration and punishment of infanticide

On November 5, 2015 the UN Human Rights Committee released its recommendations addressed to Benin after monitoring the civil and political rights situation in the country. As part of the review, a coalition of 24 civil society organisations including ...[Leer más]

Monday 26 October 2015

East-African partners meet in Tanzania to share common issues in their struggle for economic, social, and cultural rights and explore new ways to network

Documenting cases of human rights violations in a way that gets them noticed and picked up by the United Nations (UN) is a daunting task – FI partners working on issues of economic, social, and cultural rights, especially those of women and children ...[Leer más]

Wednesday 07 October 2015

FI denounces the targeted killing of Indigenous Papuan youth in Papua, Indonesia

With the endorsement of 14 local, national, and international NGOs, Franciscans International submitted an urgent appeal to the UN regarding the arbitrary killing of an 18 year-old student and the critical injuring of a 17 year old student, allegedly ...[Leer más]

Wednesday 30 September 2015

FI participates in building a critical assessment of the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development

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 ...[Leer más]

Thursday 24 September 2015

FI creates space at the UN for first-hand account of human rights abuses on Manus Island

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. [Leer más]