Marking an anniversary without much to celebrate

Looking back on 10 years of the UN Guiding Principles on extreme poverty and human rights.

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Franciscans International visits Brazil ahead of Universal Periodic Review

Franciscans have been supporting local communities through a time of crisis – Franciscans International  helps them to build pressure at the United Nations to address the structural causes.

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Statements at the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

The Council will convene between 12 September and 7 October. During this session, we will raise various human rights situations and concerns shared by our partners at the grassroots.

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A forgotten conflict in northern Mozambique

Franciscans in Mozambique host FI delegation to raise the causes and consequences of the violence in Cabo Delgado at the United Nations.

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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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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 at 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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