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Marist International Solidarity Foundation

26/03/2018: General House

The FMSI team is making its periodic visit this month to Geneva to participate in various United Nations events.

One of these activities is the session of the Human Rights Committee, the body in charge of monitoring the implementation of the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

There are several countries with a Marist presence that are being examined, one of them is El Salvador.

Among the issues referred to children that were raised to the national delegation, led by the Minister of Justice, were: unaccompanied migrant children traveling to the US, measures to end corporal and humiliating punishment, the eradication of work children, the fight against violence in gangs, the living conditions of adolescents in prisons, among others.

After this session, the national delegation has a term of 48 hours to respond in writing to the questions of the experts.

FMSI is the foundation created by the Institute to promote and protect the rights of children. FMSI carries on its mission through the activity of advocacy and lobbyingand with projects in the countries in which the Marists are present.

FMSI was constituted in 2007 in Italy as a non-profit organization of social usefulness (ONLUS).

From 2011 it has the special consultative status before the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.

FMSI is member of: Bureau International Catholique de l’Enfance (BICE), Centre Catholique International de Genève (CCIG), Child Rights ConnectMovimiento Mundial por la Infancia de Latinoamérica y El CaribeFOCSIV (Federazione degli Organismi Cristiani Servizio Internazionale Volontario), Observatorio Niñez y Adolescencia (ONA), Santiago de Chile.

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