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Wednesday 30 September 2015

FI participates in building a critical assessment of the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development

From September 25th to 27th, 2015, Heads of States and Governments gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to adopt the new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that promises to ...[more]

Thursday 24 September 2015

FI creates space at the UN for first-hand account of human rights abuses on Manus Island

On September 15th 2015, a former case worker on Manus Island shared her story - and those of the men she engaged with in the detention centre - with people attending the UN Human Rights Council. [more]

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Launch of New Handbook and Video Gathers a Crowd Committed to a Human Rights-Based Approach to Extreme Poverty

The September 21 launch gave an opportunity for some key players in the fight against extreme poverty to express their appreciation for the handbook and their intentions to support, promote, and use it in their work.[more]

Monday 21 September 2015

Natural Resource Extraction as Root Cause of Human Rights Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Monseigneur Fridolin Ambongo Besungu challenged the international community to consider natural resource extraction in the DRC as the underlying cause of numerous and interrelated human rights violations at a UN debate on September 16th. [more]

Monday 21 September 2015

FI and partner ATD Fourth World launch their Handbook and video tonight, September 21, at the UN!

FI and ATD Fourth World are particularly looking forward to the launch of this publication since it is possibly the first time that a set of UN principles has been translated into concrete suggestions for everyday people to take action. [more]

Friday 04 September 2015

FI partners bring up injustice against Afro-Colombians at Colombia's Review by the UN

In November 2014, a group of Afro-Colombian women walked the 600 kilometres from their villages in the department of Cauca, to Bogota, the Colombian capital, to protest the devastating impacts of mining and violence in their region: sexual violence, ...[more]