Environemental issuesDominican sister walking amidst the aftermath of a bomb attack in IraqDominican friar in Columbia talking to womanFlags at the United NationsThe rights of Indigenous people

Developing a sense of human responsibility for a healthy environment

Promoting freedom of religion.

Dominican sister after an anti-Christian bombing in Iraq.

Fighting extreme poverty

Dominican friar working at community development in Columbia

Preaching to the Nations

Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), in Special ECOSOC consultative status with the United Nations

Dominican friar working with the Indigenous communities in the jungles of Peru

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Dominicans welcomes Pope Francis

Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers) hails the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires as Pope FrancisOne hundred and fifteen cardinal electors chose Pope Francis to be the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide today after a two-day conclave. 

Dominicans joins with Pope Francis in his prayers for the Church and the world. "Let us pray for each other, let us pray for the entire world because there is great brotherhood in the world," Pope Francis said. 

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, an Argentinean Jesuit is the first Jesuit and the first person from Latin America to be Pope. He played a leading role during the Argentine economic crisis in speaking out against the negative impact a certain globalisation could have on the poor. He has shown deep compassion for people affected by HIV and AIDS. He visited a hospice in 2001 kissed and washed the feet of 12 AIDS patients.

Update of Human Rights in Sri Lanka : Follow up of the UPR process

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.

Wants to know more on thse issues, please read the official UN working document.

Paediatric HIV prevention/treatment and social determinants of health

Population health outcomes, in fact, are significantly influenced by complex, integrated and overlapping social structures and economic systems identified as “social determinants of health”. What is the impact of public policies on children suffering from HIV-AIDS? Read the Written statement made by the Dominicans, togather with Caritas Internationalis and several other organizations.

Human Rights in Pakistan : Dominicans contributes to the Universal Periodic Report

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.

for more information:

fr. Olivier Poquillon o.p.

Permanent Delegate of the Order to the United Nations

El ministro de asuntos exteriores de la Santa Sede toma la palabra ante el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU

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. 

Un nuevo Sitio Web para la Plataforma sobre el Derecho a la Educación

Un nouvel outil pour le plaidoyer en faveur du Droit à l'éducation. En lien avec une trentaine d'organisations non gouvernementales. Les Dominicains contribuent à la mise en place d'un nouveau site Internet destiné à l'échange et à la diffusion d'information sur la défense et la promotion du Droit à l'éducation auprès des Organisations internationales.

Europa : Preocupaciones respeto a la libertad de conciencia y de religión


L'Ordre des Prêcheurs (Dominicains) s'associe aux inquiétudes formulées par le Saint Siège après une série d'arrêts de la Cour Européenne des droits de l'homme susceptibles de remettre en cause l'exercice par les citoyens européens de leur droit fondamental à la liberté de conscience et de religion.


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