The United Nations Office in Geneva is a hub for diplomacy and international humanitarian aid. It works to “maintain international peace and security, to advance disarmament, to protect and promote human rights, to eradicate poverty, to implement sustainable development practices and to provide fast, effective humanitarian relief in emergencies”. UN Office in Geneva is host to a number of UN institutions with which the Anglican Communion representative works.
UN agencies and civil society organisations are working on defining post 2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals.
leads and co-ordinates international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee action worldwide.
Publications by national parliaments:
works to protect children throughout the world, to help children to overcome the obstacles of poverty, discrimination, violence and disease which face them, and to uphold the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
leads the response to the epidemic of HIV/AIDs throughout the world, through advocacy, technical support, monitoring, engagement with civil society, and the mobilisation of resources to effectively respond to the HIV/AIDs epidemic.
On the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030: Focus on location and population. (EN)
Faith based organizations:
works to promote and protect all human rights, set out in the Charter of the United Nations and in international law.
One of the ways in which Anglicans can engage with the UN in partnership with civil society organisations is through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UPR is a unique process which reviews the human rights record of all member states.
Faith leaders and faith gruops:
Speaking in the debate the Archbishop of Canterbury urged Governments to name and shame those who impair this most basic of human rights rather than selling them arms. His comments came following an article in The Times that day in which the Archbishop reflected on why religious freedom is such a key ingredient in building stability overseas
works to promote internationally recognised human and labour rights at work, to encourage decent employment opportunities for all, and to encourage protection and dialogue on work-related issues.
is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.