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FMSI prepares a document on children’s rights



Annual meeting of FMSI Cono Sur

04/04/2018: Argentina

During the annual meeting of FMSI Cono Sur, which took place from March 8 – 10 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, its members prepared a document to present provincial superiors with a work proposal on the rights of children in each Marist region.

The objectives of the meeting included presenting the strategic plan of FMSI, reporting on the current status of each country within the framework of the agreements established for 2017-2018 at the last meeting and reflecting on the participation of children and young people.

FMSI Cono Sur’s members participated, including Juan Yency Arias Alarcón (Peru), Mauricio Siñaniz (Bolivia), Georg Raczynki (Chile), Mauricio Fuentes (Uruguay), Roció Amarilla (Paraguay) and Analía Ruggeri (Argentina).

Others that attended were Marzia Ventimiglia, director of FMSI, Federica De Benedittis, fundraiser and project coordinator of the FMSI office in Rome, Jimena Djauara Grignani, observer member of the FMSI board in Brazil, Brother Jorge Walder and Romina Díaz, members of the local teams of law and public policies.

Norberto Liwski, president of the Committee for the Defense of Health, Ethics and Human Rights (CODESEDH) and member of the BICE board of Argentina, reflected on the spaces for the participation of young people in Marist institutions.

Brother Alberto Aparicio, provincial of Cruz del Sur, presented the process of regionalisation and part of the strategic plan for the commitment to the promotion and defense of children’s rights in the América Sur region.

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 lobbying and 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 Connect, Movimiento Mundial por la Infancia de Latinoamérica y El Caribe, FOCSIV  (Federazione degli Organismi Cristiani Servizio Internazionale Volontario), Observatorio Niñez y Adolescencia  (ONA), Santiago de Chile.

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