Follow up on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka

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.

(see attachment for full statement)

The situation of children’s rights, women’s rights and education in Pakistan

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.

(see attachment for full statement)

for more information:

fr. Olivier Poquillon o.p.

Permanent Delegate of the Order to the United Nations

The Holy See's "Minister for Foreign Affairs" speaks at the UN Human Rights Council

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. 

"Blessed are the Peacemakers" : The Pope's Message for the 46th World Day of Peace

Life, economy, role of the family, religious freedom, objection of conscience and many other issues for a pedagogy of Peace

Declaration on International Solidarity at the United Nations

Even in the midst of a global recession, there is a real need of seeking the common good and making real the concept of the family of nations as well as finding innovative ways to implement responsibilities for respecting, protecting and fulfilling human rights worldwide. This is what the concept of International Solidarity is about.

Dominicans : Fight against Extreme poverty should become a legal obligations

Together with 18 Civil society's organizations, the Dominican Order advocates in favor of the inclusion of the Draft Guiding Principals on Extreme Poverty as an integral part of International Law

HE Bishop Charles Morerod OP at the United Nations : Dialogue, Culture and Religion

Contribution de Mgr. Charles Morerod, Dominicain, évêque de Lausanne, Genève et Fribourg lors de la réunion organisée dans le cadre de la 20ème session plénière du Conseil des Droits de l'Homme de l'ONU, par les Missions permanentes du Saint-Siège, du Royaume du Maroc, de la Grèce, de l'Ordre de Malte ainsi que par le Forum des ONG Catholique dont Dominicans for Justice et Paix est membre, et le Centre catholique d'étude de Genève.

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.

Implementing the Right to Development

Orall statement on the contribution of the Delegation of the Dominican Order together with the working group on Right to Development within the Forum of Catholic-Inspired NGOs-Geneva for the consultation on the criteria and sub-criteria for the implementation of the Right to development at the 13th United Nations' Intergovernmental Working Group on Right to Development.

Dominican contribution to the UN UPR process on Pakistan

Every four years, the Human RIghts Council of the United Nations is reviewing the implementation of Human Rights obligation by each of the UN Member States. Together with other faith based organizations, the Delegation of the Dominican Order is making a contribution to the second review of Pakistan.