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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Prior to the Commission meeting, Omar Fernandez ofm (Colombia) and the Familia Franciscana Colombiana worked together with a consortium of over fifty NGOs to prepare a position paper on Colombia. The work of these NGOs was a base for our FI/OP activities d...


At the Commission Agostinho Diekmann ofm began a strong campaign to raise Brazilian issues among the government and NGOs delegations to whom he distributed information packets about the struggles of the landless people. In our statement, FI/OP stated ...

Point 10:

La situation des droits de l’homme s’est nettement détériorée dans la région des Grands Lacs de l’Afrique, surtout au Burundi. Avec la perspective de la fin de la législature au mois de juin 1998 au Burundi, les différents durcissements d...

Tema 23: Asuntos indigenas

Franciscans International desea llamar la atención, en el contexto del Decenio Internacional para las Poblaciones Indígenas, sobre la necesidad de impulsar aún más el trabajo que se realiza en el mundo sobre los derechos de los Pueblos Indios. Muc...

Items 16 & 18 : Rights pertaining to religious minorities / Elimination of intolerance and discrimination based on religion or b

Mr. Chairman, we wish you peace and all goodness. As members of religious communities, with a combined membership of over 800,000 members in more than 120 countries, Franciscans International in collaboration with the Dominicans is concerned about the deni...


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