Professor Sergio Pinheiro, President of the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria delivered an additional "oral update" of his report to the Human Rights Council. The update pointed violence and killings targeting people because of their belonging to religious or ethnic communities. Dominicans recalls their very firm position against any kind of sectarian violence and call all parties to respect civilians populations.
Rio+20, taking place this month in Rio de Janeiro, aims to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess progress made and remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges. In a unique decision, the UN has invited all stakeholders (governments, intergovernmental agencies, and civil society) to contribute to a working document as the basis for the outcome document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20.
Orall statement on the contribution of the Delegation of the Dominican Order together with the working group on Right to Development within the Forum of Catholic-Inspired NGOs-Geneva for the consultation on the criteria and sub-criteria for the implementation of the Right to development at the 13th United Nations' Intergovernmental Working Group on Right to Development.
Every four years, the Human RIghts Council of the United Nations is reviewing the implementation of Human Rights obligation by each of the UN Member States. Together with other faith based organizations, the Delegation of the Dominican Order is making a contribution to the second review of Pakistan.
After four years, Timor Leste presented its second Report to the Universal Periodic Report working group of the UN Human Rights Council. The Delegation of the Dominican Order to the United Nations made an oral statement especially regarding the issue of education.
Dans le cadre de l'Examen périodique universel (EPU) d'Haïti conduit tous les quatre ans par le Conseil des Droits de l'Homme de l'Organisation des Nations Unies, la Délégation permanente de l'Ordre des Prêcheurs a fait l'intervention suivante.