Statements during the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council

Throughout the session, we’ll publish our statements as they become available. So far, Franciscans International has delivered statements on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Brazil, and El Salvador as well as on climate change and business and human rights.

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Franciscans International stands with victims of Brumadinho disaster

FI stands in solidarity with victims in Brazil as they continue to advocate for accountability at the one-year commemoration of dam collapse.  

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Franciscan Spotlight: The dignity of migrants

In 8 years, the Franciscan “La 72” shelter in Mexico has welcomed over 90,000 migrant feet. Fr René, OFM reflects on the uniqueness of all those who visited to find reprieve and a safe haven.

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U.S. Franciscans celebrate 30 years at the United Nations

After events in Geneva and Rome, the International Board of Directors of Franciscans International came together in New York, where the organization was first established.

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Franciscans International hosted by Secretary-General of the United Nations

The International Board of Directors (IBD) of Franciscans International and representatives of our staff recently met with Secretary-General António Guterres in New York, marking 30 years since the organization was officially recognized by the United Nations.

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United Nations debates draft treaty on business and human rights

The need to hold businesses accountable when they infringe human rights, and to ensure that victims can obtain justice, was again at the center of our work in the past weeks. 

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Join us in New York to celebrate 30 years Franciscans International!

• November 8th, 2019 • 11am onward • Manhattan, New York
• Guest of honor: H.E. Ambassador Luis Gallegos, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in New York

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More Valuable than Gold

Advocating for the right to water in the context of megaprojects

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FI partners elevated to Cardinals

Franciscans International is very proud that two of its partners have been elevated to Cardinals by Pope Francis.

 

 

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Statements during the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council

FI delivered statements on the right to water and enforced disappearances, as well as on the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Philippines, and West Papua.

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