Category - UN

  • 19 Jun 2008

    What is the responsibility of the international community when a state is unable or unwilling to protect its own people?

  • 16 Jun 2008

    Land degradation intensifies agricultural economic losses, disorganizes local and regional food markets, and causes social and political instability. To combat it there is an increasing push towards sustainable agriculture - the ability of a farm to produce food indefinitely, without causing irreversible damage to ecosystem health. And now there are lots of creative ways you can help support this work from giving a can of worms to a Bolivian farmer through to helping create a farming conservation plot in Zimbabwe.

  • 13 Sep 2007

    Members of the United Nations community were welcomed to the Episcopal Church Center in Washington DC, USA, for a special September 11 evening prayer service co-sponsored by the Office of the Anglican Observer at the UN.

  • 26 Mar 2007

    Christians have given evidence to the United Nations concerning the estimated two million refugees that have fled Iraq since the invasion in 2003, urging Britain and US to open their doors to them.

  • 1 Mar 2007

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) executive committee has expressed appreciation for the establishment of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, and urged WCC member churches to encourage and support its efforts.

  • 16 Feb 2007

    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa has urged the drug company, Novartis, to stop its court action against patent laws in India, which he says will harm the interests of the poorest and most vulnerable in society.

  • 5 Feb 2007

    The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid has warned governments world-wide, and especially the British government, that poor countries will be hit worst global warming and will struggle to adapt to the impact of climate change.

  • 4 Feb 2007

    Scientists' grim predictions of an even worse rate of global warming means the world must act immediately to help poor people cope with the now inevitable ravages of climate change, says international development agency Chrsitian Aid.

  • 2 Feb 2007

    The World Council of Churches (WCC) programme on climate change and water has welcomed a high-profile report released today by the United Nations climate panel. The WCC brings together mainline Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and indigenous churches across the world, working closely with Roman Catholics and in exchange with Evangelicals and Pentecostals.

  • 23 Jan 2007

    United Nations member states are being urged this week to support the draft UN General Assembly resolution condemning Holocaust denial. A vote is expected on Friday 26 January 2007. The move is being supported by human rights and faith groups, as well as the American Jewish Congress.