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The UN Secretary-General has announced the securing of $1.5 billion for a new initiative to increase access to, and quality of education for children worldwide.
Magazine editor and human rights defender Somyot Prueksakasemsuk must be immediately released from 17-month pre-trial detention, says Amnesty International.
A new report by the United Nations independent panel probing abuses in Syria says gross human rights violations have increased in recent weeks.
The World Association for Christian Communication has called on society and governments to support community radio for native peoples.
A growing number of people caught up in the escalating violence in Syria appear to be targeted because of their religion, says a UN monitor.
The Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has appealed to the UN to give “a stronger and clearer mandate” to Kofi Annan’s Syrian peace initiative.
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has condemned the violence in Syria, expressed solidarity with the victims, and invoked prayers for peace in the country.
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament have offered "legal advice" to UK ministers regarding military operations against Iran.
Marking the International Day for Biological Diversity(22 May), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the fragile state of the world’s oceans.
The British government is reported to be blocking attempts at the United Nations to discuss how governments can lend and borrow responsibly.