Environemental issuesDominican sister walking amidst the aftermath of a bomb attack in IraqDominican friar in Columbia talking to womanFlags at the United NationsThe rights of Indigenous people

Developing a sense of human responsibility for a healthy environment

Promoting freedom of religion.

Dominican sister after an anti-Christian bombing in Iraq.

Fighting extreme poverty

Dominican friar working at community development in Columbia

Preaching to the Nations

Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), in Special ECOSOC consultative status with the United Nations

Dominican friar working with the Indigenous communities in the jungles of Peru

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Update on Human Rights in Syria at the United Nations

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 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

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.

Implementing the Right to Development

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.

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