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Marking the 68th birthday of the UN, the Secretary-General said the annual celebration offers a chance to recognise its contributions to peace and common progress.
There is still massive humanitarian need in the Indian states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, says UK-based churches' global development agency Christian Aid.
A husband-to-be is abseiling down the tower of the church in which he is to be married for Christian Aid.
Only weeks after Survival International called for a boycott of Botswana tourism, two travel companies have suspended their tours to the country.
Today, the International Day of Rural Women (15 October), a social entrepreneur from Burma celebrates her award-winning status as a creative rural woman.
NGOs are calling on government, financial institutions and church leaders to act decisively and quickly on corruption and the exclusion of the poor.
The UN labour agency says it was deeply saddened by the loss of life in a fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh, adding that more must be done to address worker safety.
Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Survival International has revealed shocking new suicide figures afflicting the Guarani tribe in Brazil.
Survival International has protested at Brazil's London embassy in support of indigenous demonstratorsl protesting at attacks on their land rights in Brazil.
As part of its work for the protection of climate refugees, the World Council of Churches is joining the 'Postcards from the Frontlines' campaign.