Two landmark decisions on the environment at the United Nations

The recognition of the right to a healthy environment and the establishment of a Special Rapporteur of human rights and climate change have been long-time asks by Franciscans at the UN.

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New fact-sheets on Covid-19 and Indigenous Peoples

This new resource covering UN recommendations and human rights is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese

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Statements to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council will hold its 48th regular session between from 13 September to 8 October in a mostly online format. Despite the current Covid-19 restriction, FI is working closely with its grassroots partners to make sure their concerns are raised.

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HRC47: End human rights violations against protesters in Colombia

More than 300 organizations around the world urge the world's highest human rights body to act on the grave situation in Colombia (disponible en Español)

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Come help us out!

We are offering a paid six-month internship through our New York office: send us your application by 1 August

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Open letter: Establish a new UN Special Rapporteur on Climate Change

Over 500 signatories representing civil society, indigenous peoples and academic institutions, call on States to act now and create this new mandate at the Human Rights Council

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Statements to the 47th session of the Human Rights Council

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.

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Working toward environmental justice at the United Nations

Find out more about FI’s advocacy efforts to link human rights and the environment and the current processes happening at the UN

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COVID-19: About a year into the pandemic

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.  

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Joint inter-faith statement on the crisis in Myanmar

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.

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