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UN: two steps forward...

The United Nations General Assembly on December 19 adopted a new resolution condemning religious intolerance that could still lead to an increase in the persecution of Christians.

Victoria Hazael

The resolution — following on from a similar one at the UN’s Human Rights Council in March 2011 — marks a shift from those passed annually by the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) which urged all members of the UN to outlaw ‘defamation of religions’.