Timor Leste : Dominicans intervention during UPR

After four years, Timor Leste presented its second Report to the Universal Periodic Report working group of the UN Human Rights Council. The Delegation of the Dominican Order to the United Nations made an oral statement especially regarding the issue of education.

Dominican's Joint contribution on the Right to Development

Joint contribution on criteria and operational sub-criteria for the implementation of the Right to Development for the 13th session of the Intergovernmental Working Group-April 2012

UPR on Haiti : Joint Oral Statement of the Order of Preachers

Dans le cadre de l'Examen périodique universel (EPU) d'Haïti conduit tous les quatre ans par le Conseil des Droits de l'Homme de l'Organisation des Nations Unies, la Délégation permanente de l'Ordre des Prêcheurs a fait l'intervention suivante.

Right to peace: an emerging concept

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.

(see attachment for full statement)

Pope's message for Peace 2012

The Message, entitled “Educating Young People in Justice and Peace”, which was made public on 8 December, conveys His Holiness’ conviction of the importance of the duty that we all share to educate the young in promoting justice and peace. There is indeed an urgent need in the world today to listen to and enhance the significant role of new generations in the realization of the common good, and in the affirmation of a just and peaceful social order where fundamental human rights can be fully expressed and realized.

 The Pope invites young people to keep alert in today’s troubled world and to seek justice and peace even if it implies opposing the general trend, because peace is not only a blessing to receive but an objective that we should all strive to attain.

Mexico : Dominicans together with more than 90 organizations of the Civil society asks the Government to sign the Facultative Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Dominicos miembros de una coalición de 95 organizaciones y redes mexicanas entregan a la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores más de 18 mil firmas ciudadanas que respaldan la petición para la firma y ratificación del Protocolo Facultativo de Pacto Internacional de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales. ·Declaran que este instrumento es fundamental para contar con un mecanismo internacional de acceso a la justicia en materia de derechos económicos, sociales y culturales. ·Subrayan que a la luz de la reforma constitucional en materia de derechos humanos, México debe mostrar su compromiso real con estos derechos, no demorando más en esta trascendental decisión.

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.

(see attachment for full statement)

Burundi : 18 September massacre - the President of the INCHR calls to protect the populations

The Bishops after the 18 September massacre: "May these moments of trial do not become an occasion of hatred that threatens to plunge Burundi in a spiral of revenge" - fr. Emmanuel Ntakarutimana OP, president of the Independent National Commission of Human Rights calls the authorities to bring perpetrators to justice.

Peru : the Order condemns threats against Dominican Bishop

The Dominican Order condemns threats against Bishop Francisco González o.p

Social protection floors to fight extreme poverty

Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Prechers), endorses the oral statement deliverd to the United Nations by ATD Fourth World about EXTREME POVERTY