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27 Sep 2010 description

The head of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) called this afternoon on the international community to counter hatred, intolerance and discrimination against Muslims everywhere, saying that the acts of few extremist fanatics were being used to associate Islam with terrorism.

"Bin Laden cannot represent the Muslim world.

30 Sep 2009 description

Members of the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) -- a three-year-old organization seeking an observer status with the United Nations -? updated correspondents on the organization's work and spoke about their meetings with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and senior United Nations officials, at a Headquarters press conference this afternoon.

Rudy Salles, President of the Assembly said the organization had been founded in 2006 following 15 years of cooperation among the States of the Mediterranean region.

08 Sep 2009 description

BACKGROUND RELEASE

The Human Rights Council will hold its twelfth regular session from 14 September to 2 October 2009 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

On the morning of Monday, 14 September, the Council will hear an update by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, to be followed by a general debate.

19 Aug 2009 description
report Human Rights Watch

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation
Republic of South Africa

Fredrik Reinfeldt
Foreign Minister