Franciscans International's advocacy work at the United Nations addresses three priority areas:
- Extreme poverty
FI addresses these issues from an integrated rights-based approach.
FI uses the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as the primary mechanism for advocacy work at the UN.
As part of the UPR process, FI solicits issues of concern from Franciscans working at the grassroots, voices these concerns at the UN, and reports back to the Franciscan Family on progress made at the UN, who then in turn monitor these developments at the national level.
FI further supports the Franciscan Family with issue and country-specific workshops relevant to these issues.