U.S. Franciscans celebrate 30 years at the United Nations

After events in Geneva and Rome, the International Board of Directors of Franciscans International came together in New York, where the organization was first established.

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Franciscans International hosted by Secretary-General of the United Nations

The International Board of Directors (IBD) of Franciscans International and representatives of our staff recently met with Secretary-General António Guterres in New York, marking 30 years since the organization was officially recognized by the United Nations.

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United Nations debates draft treaty on business and human rights

The need to hold businesses accountable when they infringe human rights, and to ensure that victims can obtain justice, was again at the center of our work in the past weeks. 

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Join us in New York to celebrate 30 years Franciscans International!

• November 8th, 2019 • 11am onward • Manhattan, New York
• Guest of honor: H.E. Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in New York

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More Valuable than Gold

Advocating for the right to water in the context of megaprojects

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FI partners elevated to Cardinals

Franciscans International is very proud that two of its partners have been elevated to Cardinals by Pope Francis.

 

 

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Statements during the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council

Throughout the session we'll upload our statements as they become available.

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Side-events at the Human Rights Council

During 42nd session of the Human Rights Council, we will organize and co-sponsor a number of side-events to discuss key thematic and country specific issues, including the rights to water and sanitation, and the human rights situations in the Philippines and Indonesia.

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Inclusive national policies in the face of climate change

Watch our side-event during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York.

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Memory and Prophecy: Franciscan voices at the United Nations

As part of the celebrations to mark its thirty-year presence at the United Nations, the Conference of the Franciscan Family (CFF) organized a gathering on 16 July in the Auditorium Antonianum in Rome.

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Photo Credit: © Gustave Deghilage