World News

  • February 2, 2017

    Reacting to the recent suspension by the United States of its longstanding refugee programme, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday said resettlement is often “the only possible solution” for people fleeing conflict and persecution, and that the US policy, which bars entry of Syrians into the country, “should be removed sooner rather than later.”

  • February 1, 2017

    Matsés Indians from the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon have denounced the threat of oil exploration on their ancestral land, which is home to uncontacted tribes.

  • January 31, 2017

    Expressing concern regarding recently announced US measures related to refugee admissions and entry into the US by seven Muslim-majority countries, the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation  affirmed that faith calls all Christians to love and welcome the stranger, the refugee, the internally displaced person – 'the other.'

  • January 30, 2017

    The World Psychiatric Association has warned Pakistan not to execute a severely mentally ill man.

  • January 29, 2017

    President Donald Trump's policies will cause tremendous harm to refugees and do little to address terrorism and other national security threats, says Human Rights Watch.

  • January 27, 2017

    With hate speech and rhetoric against migrants and refugees on the rise in various parts of the world, and the increased role of media in shaping perceptions towards them, the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations has co-sponsored a symposium with the European Union, drawing attention to this growing challenge and exploring efforts to combat it.

  • January 26, 2017

    Amnesty International has responded to president Trump's executive order on advancing the completion of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • January 25, 2017

    A 'wall of guilt' has been torn down during the course of a prayer service for Christian unity in Germany.

  • January 24, 2017

    On 18 January , the first day of world celebrations of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017, an ecumenical prayer service took place at the Sacré Coeur church in Geneva, Switzerland, drawing more than 70 people from various congregations and denominations.

  • January 23, 2017

    Highlighting growing challenges, such as climate change and natural resource scarcity  facing small farmers in developing countries, the head of the United Nations agricultural agency has called for information technology tools that can help boost their resilience as well as feed a growing world population.