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EU Member States must include migrants and migration-related targets in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda

The civil society organisations signing this letter would like to urge the European Commission (EC), the European Parliament (EP) and EU member States to take migration and migrants into account in the negotiations on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda....

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The right to education of children living and/or working on the street

Despite it is hard to determine the exact number of children working and/or living on the street worldwide, according to UNICEF estimation, they represent around 100 million children, whose fundamental rights are constantly violated. In particular, they are quite systematically denied the right to education though, up to now, the issue has not raised much awareness among society nor relevant intervention from public authorities.

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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.

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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.

Human Rights in Pakistan : Dominicans contributes to the Universal Periodic Report

The Delegation of the Dominican Order submitted a written statement to the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on the Human Rights situation in Pakistan. Children rights, Women's Rights and Education are key issues for the future of the country.

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for more information:

fr. Olivier Poquillon o.p.

Permanent Delegate of the Order to the United Nations

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.

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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.

Right to Peace : a new concept rising up

At the 8th Human Rights Council Advisory Committee of the United Nations, Dominicans contributed to the work of the platform promoting the Human Rights to Peace.

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A Dominican contribution to the Rio + 20 process

Together with other faith based organizations, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preacher) address to the United Nations a contribution recalling that the Human being should be at the hart of reflection about environment.

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New developments of the Human Right to Peace at the United Nations

Joint reply of 1795 NGO, including the Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), Civil Society Organizations and cities to the Advisory Committee questionnaire on elements for a draft declaration on the right to peace

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