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Monday 21 September 2015

FI and partner ATD Fourth World launch their Handbook and video tonight, September 21, at the UN!

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. [more]

Friday 04 September 2015

FI partners bring up injustice against Afro-Colombians at Colombia's Review by the UN

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, ...[more]

Tuesday 11 August 2015

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.[more]

Thursday 06 August 2015

Churches and Mining Network Meets with Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP) coordinated with the Churches and Mining group to arrange a meeting in Rome with representatives of communities affected by the mining industry. The  “Churches and Mining” network is a ...[more]

Tuesday 04 August 2015

FI and the Mining Working Group Celebrate Commitment to Water and Sanitation in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

On Sunday, 2 August, United Nations Member States unanimously agreed on the final text that will be adopted by Heads of State at the UN Summit to adopt the Post 2015 Development Agenda in late September. FI, together with the NGO Mining Working ...[more]

Monday 06 July 2015

FI Contributes to Grassroots Voices Being Heard at UN Negotiations on Treaty for Business and Human Rights

As negotiations begin at the UN in Geneva, for a legally-binding international treaty to hold transnational corporations accountable for the numerous human rights abuses they perpetrate, FI and other partner organisations are organising ways for affected ...[more]

Thursday 25 June 2015

FI brings up serious human rights issues at Uganda’s review

Uganda went through its first review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in June 2015. FI took the opportunity to highlight some serious human rights issues. [more]