World News

  • December 17, 2015

    A new statistical study conducted by the United Nations International Labour Organisation shows migrant workers account for 150.3 million of the world’s approximately 232 million international migrants.

  • December 16, 2015

    The protection of the EU’s external borders must not come at the expense of refugees’ rights to protection and the broader human rights of migrants and asylum-seekers, says Amnesty International.

  • December 15, 2015

    International human rights monitors whose presence protects vulnerable schoolchildren in Hebron, occupied Palestine, are facing verbal and physical attack by Israeli settlers.

  • December 14, 2015

    Following the adoption of the new Paris Agreement on climate change on 12 December, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said government representatives had made history.

  • December 11, 2015

    A UN human rights expert has warned the UN’s drugs agency that it is not doing enough to prevent a global surge in the death penalty for drugs offences.

  • December 10, 2015

    As the COP21 climate summit in Paris draws to its close on 11 December, Christian Aid's Senior Climate Advisor, Mohamed Adow,  said: "The new Paris Outcomes text represents good progress. It is much cleaner and presents clear options to help ministers get tougher and resolve the sticky issues."

  • December 9, 2015

    Decades of poorly regulated arms flows into Iraq as well lax controls on the ground have provided the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) with a large and lethal arsenal, says a new report from Amnesty International.

  • December 8, 2015

    The UN and its partners have launched a $5 billion initiative to expand renewable energy capacity in Africa as the Secretary-General  told the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris that saving energy is a triple-win in the battle against global warming.

  • December 7, 2015

    Christian Aid and tax justice campaigners have hailed as a “major breakthrough” a vote by the French National Assembly to introduce a new law that will help curb the tax dodging activities of multinationals.

  • December 4, 2015

    Over 20 faith leaders, with youth, political and civil society representatives sat down for a unique lunch at COP21 at a table with knives and forks but no food, in a public demonstration of their hunger for climate justice.