Birth registration - A step towards protectionBirth Registration, as part of Civil Registration, is the official record of a child’s existence. It is a fundamental human right enshrined in Articles 7 and 8 of the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Birth registration is the document that establishes legal identity of a child. It is also a prerequisite to the realization of a series human rights ensuring child’s development and well-being, ensuring protection against abuse, exploitation, violence and statelessness. This film was produced by the Universal Birth Registration Working Group to which FI is active member. It features input from government, UNHCR and key NGO representatives on the importance of civil registration and the key elements of the 2013 UNHCR Executive Committee Conclusion on the topic. The Conclusion is available at: unhcr.org/525fdfef9.html.
The applause by the NGOs and representatives of victims marked the historical adoption of the UN Human Rights Council resolution, elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. After intense negotiation among members ...
During the celebrations of its 25th anniversary, Franciscans International organized a high-level panel discussion on 21st March 2014 at the Palais de Nations.
Yesterday, a resolution was adopted in the UN Human Rights Council that will begin the process of elaborating an international legally binding instrument on business and human rights. Despite strong opposition from the EU and US, the resolution received ...
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Une session de formation organisée par Franciscans International en Afrique francophone
FI parallel events during the Universal periodic Review of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
After a two month internship with FI, Sister Anne Ondigo shares her experiences in an interview.