World News

  • June 27, 2016

    Visiting Paris on 25 June 2016, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the countries of Europe, as well as the international community at large, to work towards a compassionate and humane solution to the problem of refugees and migrants

  • June 24, 2016

    A new report by the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime fails to mention the use of the death penalty for drug crimes, despite a surge in executions of alleged drug offenders in countries where the UN agency funds counter-narcotics police.

  • June 23, 2016

    In the run-up to the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture this Sunday, the UK charity Freedom from Torture has released an interactive map showing the top ten countries of origin for survivors being referred to it alongside a new report on the needs of torture survivors who are on the move as part of the refugee crisis.

  • June 22, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General must use a meeting with the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia today (22 June 2016) to call for the release of three Saudi juveniles who face beheading after allegedly attending protests, the human rights organisation Reprieve has said.

  • June 21, 2016

    Yesterday 20 June, was World Refugee Day. The United Nations estimates that every minute eight people flee from war, persecution, or terror. The day is observed to bring attention to their collective struggle and to address the widespread global displacement of millions of people.

  • June 20, 2016

    Members of Brazil’s Awá tribe have blockaded a railroad owned by Vale mining company in the eastern Amazon.

  • June 18, 2016

    Pax Christi sister organisation PAX  Netherlands has issued an update of its Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions report.

  • June 17, 2016

    Pan-African women of faith from Africa and the African diaspora have in a spiritual pilgrimage deliberated on issues affecting women’s empowerment and the importance of lifting their voices and votes to end hunger and poverty.

  • June 16, 2016

    On the second day of his visit to Brussels the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the opening ceremony of the European Development Days forum and participated in a commemoration for the victims of the March airport bombing attacks in the city.

  • June 15, 2016

    An elderly British-Bangladeshi journalist who faces a potential death sentence in Bangladesh has been denied bail, sparking fears for his wellbeing in detention.