Anglican women from around the world attending the 53rd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women have called on church and society to act for greater gender equality and recognition.
An African official says China and Russia should pullout of the UNl debate on the arrest warrant for Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, saying the two world powers are suppliers of the very arms causing much of the violence in Sudan.
The global financial crisis may increase social conflict, says the head of the International Labour Office, claiming that civil society groups have an important role in helping those affected to be heard.
Conditions for civilians caught up in fighting between the Sudanese government and rebels in the South Darfur town of Muhajiriya are getting worse, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has warned.
United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon has renewed his appeal to Israel and Hamas to halt the fighting in Gaza immediately and show respect for civilians and the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation.
Israeli shells have killed 40 people and injured 60 at a UN-run school in Gaza – the third hit so far – fuelling accusations that the IDF are acting outside international legal and humanitarian standards.