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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 ...[more]

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 ...[more]

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 ...[more]

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 ...[more]

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. [more]

Tuesday 22 September 2015

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.[more]

Monday 21 September 2015

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. [more]