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UN tells Pakistan to end blasphemy laws and protect minorities

UN tells Pakistan to end blasphemy laws and protect minorities

Posted: Wed, 02 Aug 2017

The UN's Human Rights Committee has told Pakistan to end its blasphemy laws and do more to protect religious minorities.

UN marks “Malala Day”

UN marks “Malala Day”

Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2013

Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational and courageous schoolgirl from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban in October for campaigning in support of female education, has addressed the United Nations in New York.

Islamic bloc abandons plans for global blasphemy law at UN

Islamic bloc abandons plans for global blasphemy law at UN

Posted: Tue, 16 Oct 2012

The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation has revealed that it has abandoned plans to introduce a global blasphemy law through the United Nations.

UK signs agreement on “religious freedom” with OIC

UK signs agreement on “religious freedom” with OIC

Posted: Thu, 27 Sep 2012

Concerns have been raised by the National Secular Society that the UK's stance on free speech could be compromised by an agreement signed at the United Nations between this country and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC).