Ban deeply saddened by deadly inter-communal clashes in Nigerian city

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his deep sadness at the inter-communal violence in the Nigerian city of Jos which has resulted in the loss of life, the displacement of people and the destruction of property over the past several days.

Religious minorities continue to suffer in many countries, UN expert says

Religious minorities in different parts of the world continue to be persecuted and discriminated against based on their beliefs, with some living in “perpetual threat,” according to an independent United Nations expert, who added that the problem is prevalent across a wide range of countries.

Dozens of global religious leaders partner to tackle AIDS, maternal death – UN

Over 75 religious leaders and representatives of Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Christian and Muslim groups attending a United Nations today have formed a Global Interfaith Network to address the crucial issues of maternal death, AIDS and poverty.