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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.
A UN report says that food security in Zimbabwe has improved signficiantly, but that food assistance will still be vital for around 1.68 million people next year.
Following a United Nations report on the killing of Afghan civilians by anti-government fighters, Amnesty International has called for the Taliban to be prosecuted for war crimes.
Maude Barlow, former UN advisor on water, has condemned the Botswana government’s failure to allow Bushmen to access water.
Floods triggered by exceptionally heavy monsoon rains in northwestern Pakistan have killed at least 800 people and affected up to a million.
Members of the UN are being urged to uphold the rights to water and sanitation, after the General Assembly voted in favour of recognising the rights.