Since the time of St. Francis of Assisi, the Franciscans have worked among the poor and most vulnerable. Since 1989, Franciscans International has brought their concerns to the United Nations.
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” —St. Francis of Assisi
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Ensure poor children have the right to go to school Raise awareness to stop violence against women and children Address environmental changes that impact our planet and the poor Protect innocent victims in areas of war and conflict Intervene at the UN to stop human rights violations
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For over 800 years, Franciscans have dedicated their lives to serve among the poor. Franciscans International voices their concerns at the highest level of world diplomacy to effect positive change.
What we do Franciscans International works at the United Nations (UN) to address Human Rights injustices that impact on the poor and most vulnerable. Together with Franciscan Brothers and Sisters working at the grassroots, we bring their issues of concern to influence the world’s decision-makers.
Who we are FI is a shared ministry of the global Franciscan Family and a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with UN General Consultative Status.
Urgent issues we recently addressed • • • • •
Canada: Protection for trafficked victims and migrant workers Honduras: Violations and abuse against human rights defenders and religious Italy: Right to water and good health standards Ivory Coast: Right to food and education Pakistan: Killings and communal violence against the Christian minority
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