Item 12c (iii): International peace and security as an essential condition for the enjoyment of human rights, above all the righ

Franciscans International and the Dominicans welcome the pioneering role of the Sub-Commission on the question of land mines. By adopting resolutions 1995/24, 1996/15 and 1997/33 urging for a total ban on production, stockpiling, transfer and...

Item 10: Question of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in any part of the world...

Mr. Chairman, Franciscans International in collaboration with Dominicans wishes to raise the grave human rights situations in Mexico, Colombia, Burundi and Rwanda. Concerning Mexico, the most recent reports of Amnesty International and ...

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...

Item 19: Human Rights Defenders: Colombia, Mexico

Mr. Chairman. Franciscans International in collaboration with Dominicans declares its strong support for the Draft Declaration on the rights of human rights defenders. In view of the importance and the precarious and dangerous nature of their wo...

Agenda item 20: Rights of the child

In many countries of the world, millions of children are involved in child labor, some of which is illegal and deprives them of their childhood. The International Labor Office (ILO) estimates that worldwide the number of working children is at a stagger...

Item 23: Indigenous issues (Translation from original Spanish)

In the context of the International Decade for Indigenous People, Franciscans International and the Dominicans wish to draw to the attention of the Commission the need to move forward even more on the work done around the world on behalf ...

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...

Item 2:Question of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in any part of the world

Franciscans International and the Dominicans continue to monitor closely the human rights situation in Mexico, Brazil and Pakistan where we are actively involved and about which we had expressed our concerns at the last session of the 54th se...

!tem 7: Human rights of indigenous peoples

Franciscans International in collaboration with the Dominicans remain concerned about the progress made during the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous people in advancing of the rights of indigenous peoples. One of the objectives ...

Item 8: The Administration of justice, (Translation from original Spanish)

Franciscans International and the Dominicans urge the international community to work even more consistently for the respect, dignity and the rights of all human beings. It is of a great concern to us that it the onset of a new millennium, torture ...

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