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IHEU defends freedom of thought for all at the UN

IHEU defends freedom of thought for all at the UN

Posted: Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:42

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has spoken out at the Human Rights Council (HRC) to defend freedom of thought for all – including the non-religious.

UN marks “Malala Day”

UN marks “Malala Day”

Posted: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:48

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.

IHEU attacks Islamic states over freedom of expression

IHEU attacks Islamic states over freedom of expression

Posted: Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:53

International Humanist and Ethical Union representative Roy Brown has again spoken out at the United Nations Human Rights Council to remind Islamic States of their responsibility to uphold the right to freedom of expression.

NSS draws international attention to UN report that berates USA on its lax approach to clerical child abuse

NSS draws international attention to UN report that berates USA on its lax approach to clerical child abuse

Posted: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:26

A UN Committee has expressed deep concern to the US Government about its failure to properly deal with sexual abuse committed by clerics and leading members of faith-based organizations.

United Nations speaks out against Female Genital Mutilation

United Nations speaks out against Female Genital Mutilation

Posted: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:59

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution condemning female genital mutilation, the first time the practice has been denounced at such a high level.

We must defend freedom of speech, says United Nations expert

We must defend freedom of speech, says United Nations expert

Posted: Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:05

In a statement issued by the United Nations, its special rapporteur on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, has said that it is essential to create an environment conducive to critical discussions of religious and racial issues and to promote understanding and tolerance by deconstructing negative stereotypes.

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 11:22

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 12:36

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).