During this session, which took place from 21 June to 14 July, we raised a number of issues including climate change, the rights of migrants and the human rights situation in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
In 12 months since our first statements on Covid-19, the Franciscan testimonies we continue to receive show how the pandemic has driven inequality and risks becoming a missed opportunity to adopt the urgent measures needed to address the environmental crisis.
Franciscans International joins faith based communities from around the world to stand with the people of Myanmar and call on the country’s military to stop the violence, respect the sanctity of all human life, and work towards a just and lasting peace throughout the country based upon the will of the people.
We call on the government to implement the recommendations that various human rights mechanisms have made in the context of the protection of human rights of migrants, asylum seekers and human right defenders that work with them (Disponible en español)
On the day that the Escazú Agreement comes into force, we launch a new series of factsheets – starting with human rights defenders – to help human rights advocates in their work. Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Fray René Flores OFM reflects on some of the work behind his recent statement at the Human Rights Council. "Reflexiones franciscanas: La Hermana Agua nos llama al pueblo de El Salvador" también está disponible en español.