Dialogue on Life and Mining

December 12, 2013

Open letter from religious and lay stewards of the goods of creation in Latin America. We are religious and lay men and women from Latin America moved by the critical situation of our peoples vis-à-vis the extractive industry—they are impacted day after day by the destruction of Creation, by the indiscriminate exploitation of common goods, and by the repression and exclusion that causes social conflicts, infringes human rights, and destroys vital ecosystems. [read…]

MY World Survey

May 14, 2013

The MY World Survey offers everyone the opportunity to share their opinions with the United Nations and its partners. The survey asks you about the kind of world you want to see and what issues [read…]

Deaths in DR Congo detention centres doubled in 2012, says UN report

March 14, 2013

“Someone deprived of their liberty, should never be allowed to die of hunger or ill-treatment,” said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. “It is the responsibility of the State to keep prisoners alive and in good health, in accordance with international standards. The very serious and persistent problems surrounding detention conditions in the DRC need to be addressed without further delay.” [read…]

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