Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations in New York, issued a statement calling for the adoption of a treaty banning the transfer of arms when violations of humanitarian or human rights are taking place. The statement was read during the Final Conference of the UN's Arms Trade Treaty, which is taking place in New York until 28 March.
In his message, the unucio urged “delegations to work together in a consensual manner in order to achieve a historic treaty to control the international trade in arms.” He recalled that, since the start of negotiations, the Holy See has called for “a strong, effective and credible Arms Trade Treaty which will have a real and lasting impact on all people longing to live in a more secure and safe world”.
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.
Wants to know more on thse issues, please read the official UN working document.
For the first time, the "Minister of Foreign affairs" of the Holy See speaks at the UN Human RIghts Council recalling the Church's commitment to the implementation of fundamental and universal Human Rights worldwide. In his statement, Mgr. Dominique Mamberti recalled the need for the States and people of good will to contribute to the common good by cooperating to the practical implementation of universal, interdependent and interrelated Human Rights. Watch the video now.
Une enquête de l'ONU sur la situation des droits de l'homme dans le sud du Masisi dans la province du Nord-Kivu, République démocratique du Congo, a révélé qu'au moins 264 civils, dont 83 enfants, ont été arbitrairement exécutés par des groupes armés au cours de plus de 75 attaques de villages entre avril et septembre de cette année
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.
A l'occasion de l'adoption d'une résolution sur l'attaque contre la flottille humanitaire de Gaza, les Dominicains et plusieurs organisations catholiques appellent à la levée du blocus et à la reprise des négociations