Sexual violence : What next after adoption of Res.1888 by the UN Security Council?

Sexual Violence as a War Tactic - Security Council Resolution 1888: Next Steps - "When implemented, resolution 1888 will equip the UN system with an arsenal of measures to combat sexual violence ..."

International solidarity and the right to peace

Human Rights Council
Fifteenth session
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development 

The human right to peace as part of the draft declaration on the right of peoples and individuals to international solidarity
(see attached for statement)

Superior of the Dominican Order in Pakistan calling for HELP !!!

After devastating flood affected the country, fr. James Channan o.p. Prior of the Vice Province of Pakistan calls for help for victims

United Nations declares access to clean water and sanitation is a human right

United Nations' General Assembly declares access to clean water and sanitation is a human right : a major improvement for billions of human being

Secretary-General 'shocked' by deadly raid on Gaza aid flotilla

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his shock at the deadly raid on boats loaded with relief supplies headed for Gaza, calling on Israel to fully explain its actions.

Access to safe drinking water : Contribute to the Good practices questionnaire

The Independent Expert on human rights obligations related to access to safe drinking water and sanitation, has launches a questionnaire to identify good practices.

Draft Guiding Principles on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty

Promoting Draft Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty at the UN Social Forum 2010

Extreme poverty: Dominicans call the United Nations to action

The UN Social Forum : a unique opportunity for all stakeholders to examine on an equal footing priority issues related to the application of human rights principles in the eradication of poverty.

Extreme poverty: a new path to the adoption of Draft Guiding Principles

At the 15th Plenary session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Delegation of the Dominicans, together with other faith based organizations, advocates the adoption of Draft guiding principals on Extreme Poverty.

(see attachment for full statement)


Fighting for freedom of religion or belief of minorities in Pakistan

Dominicans commend the work of the Special Reporter on Freedom of Religion or Belief and highlight preoccupying situation of minorities in Pakistan