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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.
Amnesty has described comments by Lord Rogan praising the Sri Lankan government as "fawning" over "a regime with blood on its hands".
Marking the International Day of Nonviolence, the UN Secretary-General has called on people to turn their backs on violence and stand up for peace and justice.
A consultation in Geneva has proposed political dialogue as the only way towards peace and stability in Tanah Papua, a province of Indonesia.
A Government watchdog is looking into the case of a Yemeni activist who was detained at Gatwick and questioned on his work on drones and human rights.
The US Government has, for a second time, failed to grant a visa to Pakistani lawyer Shahzad Akbar, preventing him from speaking in congress on the CIA drone programme.
A leading Yemeni human rights activist has been detained at Gatwick and questioned on his work and political views by UK officials under the Terrorism Act.
Palestinian police in the West Bank have been accused by Amnesty International of mounting violent attacks on peaceful protesters.
Education is vital for building peaceful societies and fostering global citizenship, said senior United Nations officials marking the International Day of Peace (21 September)