religion

Universal religious values animate UN’s work, Annan says

Observing that universal religious values animate the work of the United Nations, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said that men and women of faith are crucial to the world body.

UN expert urges States to protect freedom of religion for all prisoners

All countries must respect and protect the rights of prisoners to freedom of religion, an independent expert on the issue says in a new report to the United Nations General Assembly.

UN human rights commission urges action against religious defamation

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights has called on the international community to open a global dialogue to combat the defamation of religions, citing specifically the ethnic and religious profiling of Muslim minorities after the terrorist attacks against the United States on 11 September 2001.

UN rights expert warns against measures to restrict freedom of religion

The growing tensions between religious communities in many countries will only worsen if governments try to restrict the right to freedom of religion or belief, a United Nations human rights expert warns.

Anti-terrorism used as excuse to clamp down on religion - UN report

The terrorist attacks against the United States on 11 September 2001 have been used by many countries as an excuse for a crackdown on religion, especially in Central Asia, and the media have sometimes incited hatred of certain religious groups, including Muslims, according to a new United Nations report released today.