Critical assessment 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...

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West Papua: Targeted Killing of Indigenous Papuan Youth Needs To Stop

With the endorsement of 14 local, national, and international NGOs, Franciscans International submitted an urgent appeal to the UN regarding the...

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Launch of New Handbook & Video

The September 21 launch gave an opportunity for some key players in the fight against extreme poverty to express their appreciation for the handbook...

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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...

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Colombia: Devastating Impact of Mining on Indigenous Populations

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...

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Commitment to Water & Sanitation in Post-2015 Development Agenda

On Sunday, 2 August 2015, United Nations Member States unanimously agreed on the final text that will be adopted by Heads of State at the UN Summit to...

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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...

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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...

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Civil Society and Government Representatives in Côte d'Ivoire 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...

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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...

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