Make Indigenous voices heard in all UN spaces

The international community should welcome Indigenous peoples as invaluable actors in solving the many urgent crises we face today.

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UN General Assembly recognizes the human right to a healthy environment

With 161 votes in support of the resolution, Franciscans International calls on all States to fully commit to the realization of a clean, healthy and sustainable environment for all

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Come help us out!

We are offering a paid fall internship through our New York office: send us your application by 15 August

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Franciscans continue their call for accountability in the Philippines

A new administration cannot become a pretext to avoid justice for past human rights violations.

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Statements to the 50th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

During the session we shared various concerns from Franciscans and other partners with the Council.

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FI celebrates World Environment Day

We stand in solidarity with individuals and communities who work tirelessly to challenge the policies and vested interests which have facilitated the current environmental crisis.

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New board members and a new president

Welcoming three new members, our Board of Directors appointed former Minister General of the Friars Minor Michael Perry as its next president.

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FI joins expert panel to promote the right to a healthy environment in New York

The panel was a key moment to encourage States to reaffirm this right at the UN General Assembly. We see this as an opportunity to raise national ambitions to protect our planet.

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UN Member States must not walk away from treaty on business and human rights

If we truly want to protect human dignity and our planet, we need a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations. Sign up for our special newsletter to get involved in our efforts at the UN.

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Statements to the 49th session of the Human Rights Council

FI delivered statements on the human rights situation in Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, as well as on climate change and the environment.

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