Expand your horizon on International Migrants Day

We encourage everyone to use today to learn more about the many dimensions of 'people on the move.'

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Recover Better - Stand up for human rights

On International Human Rights Day 2020, Franciscans International urges all States to heed the UN's call to "recover better."

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Come help us out!

We are offering a paid internship from February to April 2021.

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FI launches "Tearing Down the Walls"

Our new publication, which challenges myths around migration from a human rights perspective, is now available in English, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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Statements during the 45th session of the Human Rights Council

The Council conducted its September session in a hybrid form, with participants engaging both virtually and in-person. We worked closely with Franciscans and other grassroots partners to ensure that urgent human rights issues are raised, even when representatives are unable to travel to Geneva themselves.

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The time is now! Recognize the right to a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment

Franciscans International joins over 850 organizations in a global call to the Human Rights Council

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Watch our webinars on COVID-19, poverty, the right to water, and the Agenda 2030

Together with partners, Franciscans International hosted two virtual side events during the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development and the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council.

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Statements during the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council

Despite the current travel restrictions, we continue to work with our Franciscan and other local partners to raise human rights issues directly at the United Nations. An overview of all our statements during this session of the Human Rights Council, delivered either in-person or by video, can be found here.

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Call to action: Realizing the rights of the child through a healthy environment

This week, two children human rights defenders addressed the UN Human Rights Council on protecting their rights and the environment. Franciscans International joins a call to action by civil society at this critical moment.

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The Philippines: four years into a human rights crisis

Franciscans International today renewed its call on the Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry on the Philippines, after the High Commissioner for Human Rights presented a report which confirmed that serious violations have been committed during the country’s ongoing ‘war on drugs’.

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