» 05/03/2007, 00.00
VATICAN – IRAQ
Holy See: international solidarity for Iraqi refugees
Vatican envoy speaks at the international conference on Iraqi refugees organised by the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees, where he stressed the need to help countries hosting those forced to flee their country, including Christians and members of other religious minorities.
30/05/2013 VATICAN - UNITED NATIONS - SYR
Mgr Tomasi: no to intensification in Syria, yes to political dialogue
The permanent observer of the Holy See to the UN in Geneva calls for an end to arms shipments to Syria, and the start of peaceful negotiations to set up to a government that includes all component communities of Syrian society. The UN Commission for Human Rights also demands a stop to weapons sales to the warring parties. However, European nations lift a ban on military aid to the rebels. Various countries have already sold weapons to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, allies and backers of the Syrian opposition.
For Holy See religious freedom as a fundamental human right is still abused and violated
Speaking before the UN Human Rights Council, Vatican representative asserts that respect for human rights and religion entails freedom to profess and freely manifest one’s religion, especially in the case of religious minorities.
Spend some defence money to help refugees, says Vatican
Holy See's permanent observer to the UN in Geneva calls for more money and political will to be spent on those who are forced to flee their homeland.
Globalisation should not undermine the right to 'decent work', says the Holy See
Unfair financial and trade liberalisation are undercutting access to 'decent work' which can promote human dignity for all, immigrants included. Workers' exploitation today means 270 million work accidents.
11/08/2006 VATICAN UNITED NATIONS LEBANON
Respect the rights of the Lebanese, Israelis and Palestinians, says Vatican UN observer
The permanent observer of the Holy See to the UN Office in Geneva makes the plea today. Cardinal Etchegaray is set to travel to Lebanon as the "Pope's special envoy".
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