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The United Nations Human Rights Committee has declared that the right to water and sanitation is to be recognised as legally binding.
What is at stake in Gaza was the question tackled by panelists appearing before approximately 120 participants in the United Nations Advocacy Week.
Activists from a number of countries are gathering for the sixth annual churches' United Nations Advocacy Week (27 September to 1 October) in Switzerland.
The Lutheran World Federation has congratulated former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet on her appointment as head of the new agency, UN Women.
The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has written to the UN Secretary-General urging economic change to embed anti-poverty goals.
Church and civil society groups from around the world will gather in Geneva from 27 September to 1 October for the sixth United Nations Advocacy Week.
Churches across Britain are being encouraged to mark the UN International Day of Peace on 19 September - Peacemaking Sunday - using shared worship resources.
A report released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has warned that at least 34 Colombian tribes face extinction due to continuing violence.
The United Nations (UN) has been urged by Amnesty International not to reply on data supplied by oil companies when assessing the causes of oil spills.
The United Nations is marking the second-ever World Humanitarian Day by paying tribute to the life-saving work of aid workers around the globe.