La situation des droits de l'homme et la nécessité de prolonger le mandat de la Commission des droits de l'homme au Soudan du Sud (en anglais)

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council

6 February 2020

Re: The UN Human Rights Council should extend the mandate of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan


Déclaration conjointe sur la réponse de l'ONU au COVID-19 (en anglais)

Joint Statement on UN Covid-19 response - UN High Commissioner briefing 9 April 2020

This is a joint statement. We thank the High Commissioner and the HRC President for their leadership in convening this briefing. We hope this will be the first opportunity of many – to share good practices, address violations and provide a forum for discussion. This is a much-needed regular activity for the Council while the formal session is suspended. 

A renewed commitment to a multilateral approach to Business and Human Rights

United Nations Human Rights Council

38th Regular Session, 18 June -6 July 2018

Agenda Item 3





Oral Joint Statement by International Commission of Jurists, Dominicans for Peace and

Justice, Franciscans International and CIDSE in the General debate on Item 3

26 June 2018

Critères et sous-critères pour la mise en œuvre du droit au développement (en anglais)

Thank you, Madam President.

I am taking the floor on behalf of the Associazione Comunità Papa Giovanni XXIII, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), OIDEL, Istituto Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice, and VIDES International. Our NGOs are part of the working group on Right to Development within the Forum of Catholic-Inspired NGOs-Geneva. We have sent a written contribution for the consultation on the criteria and sub-criteria for the implementation of the Right to development.

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Les États membres de l'UE doivent inclure les personnes migrantes et les objectifs liés aux migrations dans le programme des objectifs de développement durable pour l'après-2015 (en anglais)

The civil society organisations signing this letter would like to urge the European Commission (EC), the European Parliament (EP) and EU member States to take migration and migrants into account in the negotiations on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals agenda....

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Le droit à l'éducation des enfants vivant et/ou travaillant dans la rue (en anglais)

Despite it is hard to determine the exact number of children working and/or living on the street worldwide, according to UNICEF estimation, they represent around 100 million children, whose fundamental rights are constantly violated. In particular, they are quite systematically denied the right to education though, up to now, the issue has not raised much awareness among society nor relevant intervention from public authorities.

(see attachment for full statement)

Suivi de la situation des droits de l'homme au Sri Lanka (en anglais)

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.

(see attachment for full statement)

Prévention et traitement pédiatrique du VIH et déterminants sociaux de la santé (en anglais)

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.

La situation des droits de l'enfant, des droits de la femme et de l'éducation au Pakistan (en anglais)

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.

(see attachment for full statement)

for more information:

fr. Olivier Poquillon o.p.

Permanent Delegate of the Order to the United Nations

Pour un traitement équitable des organisations confessionnelles engagées dans la lutte contre le VIH-SIDA (en anglais)

Dans le cadre du Droit à la Santé, les organisations confessionnelles luttant contre le SIDA sur le terrain demandent un traitement équitable de la part des autorités publiques et des agences internationales.

fr. Olivier Poquillon o.p.
Délégué permanent de l'Ordre des Prêcheurs auprès des Nations Unies