Date of publication: 08/04/2022

News from the United Nations in Geneva

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The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has appointed Dr. Ian Fry as the first Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change.

Marie-Françoise Salesiani-Payet, our representative to the UN in Geneva, has followed this long process and is delighted to share this good news with you.

We are all aware of what is at stake regarding climate change. Pope Francis has been so insistent that Christians and all people of good will must play their part in this movement that it was only natural that the SSVP should also be part of this international framework, in line with “Laudato Si” and “Fratelli Tutti”.

Vincentians around the world are well aware of the disastrous consequences of global warming, lack of clean water, etc., which weigh even more heavily on the most vulnerable.

Because “nothing in this world is indifferent to us” we have to participate in the improvement and protection of our “Mother Nature, our common Home”.