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Religious and secular groups are urging the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to back a special rapporteur to investigate climate change.
US church bodies are calling on the US government not to block a UN Security Council resolution seeking to end Israeli settlements on occupied land.
The UN Secretary-General has deplored the destrustion of an hotel in occupies Est Jerusalem to make way for new Israeli settlements.
The UN envoy dealing with sexual violence in conflict has called on the authorities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to investigate rapes in South Kivu.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned recent attacks on religious groups in various countries and urged an end to discrimination against minorities.
The British Humanist Association has welcomed a UN vote reinstating sexual orientation in a resolution on discriminatory killings.
A UN peacekeepimg convoy has been attacked in Abidjan as leaders of neighbouring states call on Laurent Gbagbo to relinquish power
The US has formally endorsed the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, meaning that no countries now oppose it.
Barack Obama has been urged to support the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. The United States is the only country that still opposes it.
Lesbian and gay Christians have condemned a recent vote by members of the UN to remove sexual orientation from a resolution calling for protection of life.