In the protection and promotion of human rights, conflicts sometimes arise between different rights, opening the door to polarisation between stakeholders and States within multilateral forums. The Academic engagement programme was created with the aim of strengthening the reflections of Dominicans on some key contemporary issues and conflicts of rights emerging in the UN. With this programme, the Delegation intends to develop a Dominican academic network, in cooperation with the Order’s academic institutions, to collaborate in developing reflections on these issues. The fruits of such reflections will then be used to provide Dominican contributions in the discussions at the UN, through initiatives such as organising conferences and producing collaborative publications.