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Lutherans are working with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees as lead agency in refugee camp management at Dadaab, Kenya.
The Indonesian government has responded to UN recommendations to recognise the rights of its indigenous peoples by claiming that none live in Indonesia.
Amnesty has called on the Tunisian authorities to drop indecency charges against a woman summoned to court after complaining that police officers raped her.
The UN Secretary-General has announced the securing of $1.5 billion for a new initiative to increase access to, and quality of education for children worldwide.
Magazine editor and human rights defender Somyot Prueksakasemsuk must be immediately released from 17-month pre-trial detention, says Amnesty International.
A new report by the United Nations independent panel probing abuses in Syria says gross human rights violations have increased in recent weeks.
The World Association for Christian Communication has called on society and governments to support community radio for native peoples.
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.