Rio + 20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Rio+20, taking place this month in Rio de Janeiro, aims to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess progress made and remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges. In a unique decision, the UN has invited all stakeholders (governments, intergovernmental agencies, and civil society) to contribute to a working document as the basis for the outcome document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20.

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.

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.

India : Dominicans expresses their concern after the killing of a Catholic leader and human rights activist in Orisa

After the killing in Orisa of catechist and Catholic activist Rabindra Parichha, Dominicans ask the authorities to take strong actions to enforce religious freedom and to protect the life of Human Rights Defenders thorough India.

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

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

Flottille humanitaire - Les Dominicains appellent à la levée du blocus contre Gaza

A l'occasion de l'adoption d'une résolution sur l'attaque contre la flottille humanitaire de Gaza, les Dominicains et plusieurs organisations catholiques appellent à la levée du blocus et à la reprise des négociations

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)