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.

(see attachment for full statement)

Senegal : The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expresses her concern

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern about possible use of excessive force by the authorities in the Senegalese capital Dakar

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.

UN Conference on climate change : Bishops of Southern Africa request to Defend creation by fighting greenhouse gases

Bishops launch an appeal to put pressure and encourage the South African government to support the resolutions asking to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases

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.

(see attachment for full statement)

Nigeria : The Dominican Order (Order of Preachers) condemns the attack agains the United Nations facilities

The Dominican Order (Order of Preachers) condemns the attack against the Head Quarters of the United Nations in Nigeria

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

Publication of UNESCO 2011 Report "The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education"

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization publishes its 2011 Report on Children in Armed conflicts

Freedom of religion is a fundamental path to peace

Religious freedom is an issue of the utmost relevance, that is still subjected throughout the world to innumerable violations. At present, Christians are the religious group which suffers most from persecution because of their faith.

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