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Civil rights groups are calling on the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in North Korea.
World Council of Churches General Secretary the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed “grave concern” over the Korean nuclear test stand-off.
North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’, the centenary of founder Kim Il-sung’s birth, is a chance to shed light on a dismal human rights record, Amnesty says.
Caritas has urged the international community not to neglect millions of hungry people in North Korea.
A visit to North Korea by representatives of several South Korean religious bodies is a sign tensions may be easing between the two nations.
Advocacy groups are calling for North Korea to step down from the presidency of the United Nations Conference on Disarmament.
The international community has been accused of "silence" towards the plight of millions of North Koreans facing starvation and severe malnutrition.
The National Council of Churches in Korea has been threatened with legal action by the Seoul government after sending food aid to starving North Koreans.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has implied that the UK should be ready for military action against Iran. He made the comments at the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war.
The WCC has said that "force and military power will not resolve the problems" in its statement of concern over tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
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Church House Conference Centre hosted an event with a military think tank on Ash Wednesday.
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