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May 18, 2018


Upholding International Law Within the Context of the Maintenance of International Peace and Security
Security Council

On May 17, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, gave an intervention during the Security Council Open Debate dedicated to the theme of “Upholding international law within the context of the maintenance of international peace and security.”  

In his remarks, Archbishop Auza said that the UN’s efforts to promote the rule of law are essential to international peace and security. The Security Council in particular, he said, has the crucial responsibility to be fair and impartial in the application of the rule of law through its legally binding decisions and through ensuring that Member States prosecute serious international crimes and gross violations of human rights. Accountability, he said, is an essential component to strengthening the rule of law. National and international justice mechanisms, he added, can also help through crystallizing legal concepts and establishing jurisprudence.

His intervention can be found here.


Holy See in the News

The Holy See Mission side event entitled "Sharing the Journey of Migrants and Refugees: An Interfaith Perspective on the Global Compacts” and held on May 3 at UN Headquarters in New York and co-sponsored by  Caritas Internationalis and its Share the Journey Campaign, was recently covered by Commonwealth Magazine. Read its take via the link below.

You Shall Love the Sojourner as Yourself: Interfaith Principles on Immigration, Commonwealth Magazine


Upcoming Events


The Santa Marta Group: Police and Religious Leaders
United to Eradicate Human Trafficking

1:15-2:30 | May 22, 2018 | UNHQ Conference Room 7

RSVP by May 17 at  holyseemission.org/rsvp22May2018


RSVP at holyseemission.org/rsvpPathtoPeaceGala2018


The Impact of Good Parents on Children and Society: The Many Benefits of Nurturing Children’s Integrity in the Home
11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. | June 1 | UNHQ Conference Room 1

RSVP by May 29 at holyseemission.org/rsvp1June2018


Protection and Integration of Migrants in Vulnerable Situations: The Case of Faith-Based Organizations
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. | June 4 | UNHQ Conference Room 7

RSVP by May 30 at holyseemission.org/rsvp4June2018