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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.
Calls were growing to stop “genocide” inside Brazil’s Amazon, as the UN marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination yesterday.
Three of Britain's largest Christian Churches have urged the UN to condemn the Syrian regime's brutality and to seek a solution without violence.
The Japanese environmentalist who said a biblical psalm inspired his campaign linking forest and ocean has received a top UN award.
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for occupied Palestinian territory has called for an immediate end to the demolition of Palestinian homes by the Israeli authorities.