World News

  • October 10, 2016

    The UN’s child rights committee has called on Saudi Arabia to end the death penalty for children, amid fears for three juveniles who face beheading in relation to protests.

  • October 7, 2016

    The closure of eight independent news and current affairs-focused TV channels effectively ends critical television news reporting in Turkey, says Human Rights Watch. The channels are among 23 television and radio stations reported by the media to face closure on the basis of a Turkish government decree.

  • October 6, 2016

    Christian Aid and its partners have expressed deep disappointment at the rejection of a landmark peace deal between FARC rebels and the Colombian government in a shock referendum result which saw 50.24 per cent voting against the terms of the deal.

  • October 5, 2016

    The World Council of Churches co-organised a discussion in Geneva on 28 September entitled Rebuilding from below: The role of local civil society in South Sudan.

  • October 4, 2016

    Evidence is increasing that climate change is taking the largest toll on poor and vulnerable people, and these impacts are largely caused by inequalities that increase the risks from climate hazards, according to a new report launched by the United Nations.

  • October 3, 2016

    All 28 EU environment ministers have agreed unanimously to ratify the Paris climate agreement, paving the way for it to become international law in time for November’s UN climate talks in Marrakech.

  • September 30, 2016

    The Grand Imam of Cairo’s prestigious Al-Azhar mosque and university, Prof. Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb, is to visit the World Council of Churches to give a public lecture and participate in high-level dialogue on interreligious peacemaking.

  • September 29, 2016

    Pakistan says it is seeking ways to limit the scope of the death penalty, amid fears for a mentally ill prisoner who faces hanging as early as next week.

  • September 28, 2016

    A UN expert has warned that the Brazilian government is failing to recognise the rights of the country’s indigenous peoples after seeing first hand their shocking conditions. Many tribes around the country are subjected to genocidal violence by outsiders intent on stealing their lands and resources.

  • September 27, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the signing by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) of a peace deal ending more than 50 years of conflict.