Update of Human Rights in Sri Lanka : Follow up of the UPR process

Togather with several other faith based organizations, the Dominican Délégation to the United Nations expresses its views on four key human rights issues in Sri Lanka: 1) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs); 2) Peace and Reconciliation; 3) the Rights of the child; 4) Persons with disabilities.

(see attachment for full statement)

Pediatric HIV prevention/treatment and social determinants of health

Population health outcomes, in fact, are significantly influenced by complex, integrated and overlapping social structures and economic systems identified as “social determinants of health”. What is the impact of public policies on children suffering from HIV-AIDS? Read the Written statement made by the Dominicans, togather with Caritas Internationalis and several other organizations.

For a fair treatment of Faith based Organizations fighting HIV-AIDS

The Promotion and Protection of the Right to Health of People Living with HIV: The Engagement of Faith-Inspired Organizations should be recognized and equaly supported by public authorities.

Read the attached Joint Statement from the Delegation of the Dominican Order to the United Nations together with other Faith based Organizations.

Access to medicine for children living with HIV and HIV/TB co-infection

The Association Comunita’Papa Giovanni XXIII, Caritas Internationalis, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), IIMA and VIDES wish to express their urgent concern about the right to health and access to treatment of children living with HIV and with HIV/TB co-infection.