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Document Statement on Jerusalem killings
The World Council of Churches condemns the use of deadly force by the Israeli security forces, resulting in the killing of more than twenty and the wounding of hundreds of Palestinians in Jerusalem. The manner in which the Israeli authorities have acted reflects total disregard of their obligations under international law and makes them fully responsible for this tragedy. The Council extends to the families of the victims its sincere condolence and upholds them in its prayers.
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Document To Be One Voice of Advocacy for Peace and Justice
The Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, WCC general secretary, delivered a speech to the CCIA meeting in Tirana, Albania, 2-8 October 2010, in which he called on the churches to speak with "one voice of advocacy for peace and justice".
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Document Overview on UN human rights mechanisms which can be used by churches
Through a mechanism called the Universal Periodic Review, the Human Rights Council reviews, on a periodic basis, the fulfilment by each of the 193 United Nations Member States of their human rights obligations and commitments.
Located in Resources / / Public Witness / Rights of Children
Document UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD12)
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Letter to the UN secretary-general on Millenium Devolpment Goals
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Document Letter to the UN secretary general on the situation in DRC
Letter by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Document Letter to the UN Secretary-General on the Goldstone report
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Document Letter to G20 countries on the current crisis
Letter from the WCC general secretary to Gordon Brown and other G20 representatives and the United Nations.
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Document United Nations Advocacy Week 2010 Prayers
The Sixth United Nations Advocacy Week focused on the Palestine - Israel conflict and the situation in Nigeria. The meetings started every day with prayer in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre, focusing on the Beatitudes (Mathews 5: 1-11) in connection with the themes of the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC).
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / International advocacy
Document Message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations
This message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, was read out during the WCC 10th Assembly Justice Plenary on 6 November 2013.
Located in Resources / / Busan, 2013 / Messages and greetings to the WCC 10th Assembly